Aluminum recycling is the procedure by which scrap aluminum can be reused in items after its initial production. The procedure includes just re-melting the metal, which is far more affordable and energy-intensive than making new aluminum through the electrolysis of aluminum oxide (Al2O3), which should initially be mined from bauxite mineral and afterward refined using the Bayer process.
Recycling scrap aluminum requires just 5% of the energy used to make new aluminum from the crude metal. Therefore, around 36% of all aluminum produced in the United States originates from old reused scrap. Used beverage containers are the biggest segment of handled aluminum scrap, and a large portion of it is manufactured back into aluminum cans.