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Permanent Materials 

Metals are natural elements that maintain their physical properties forever. Once metal enters the material-to-material loop, in which it is recycled again and again, it will always be available for future generations. Find the top articles, infographics and videos right here. 

PERMANENTLY AVAILABLE CANS

by The Can Makers

Permanently available cans

Aluminium can be recycled again and again without losing any of their structural integrity – known as ‘real’ recycling. With most other materials there’s a limit to how often they can be recycled to the same quality without adding new raw material to the mix.

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METALS: THE PERMANENTLY AVAILABLE MATERIALS

by The Can Makers

Metal permanently available material

Metal is metal as a permanently available material that's perfect for the circular economy. Discover more of the benefits of using materials like aluminium. 

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THE PERMANENT LIFECYCLE OF THE DRINKS CAN 

by IDCA

lifecycle of aluminium can

What may start out as a drinks can, can then be reused and recycled. When melted down it can be turned into more cans, or an iron, a car or perhaps even an airplane wing!

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RECOVERING ALUMINIUM, THE PERMANENT MATERIAL 

by European Aluminium

metal grid

Discover how even the smallest aluminium particles can be recovered from waste-to-energy plants.

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