Aluminum Cluster

Recycling

Did you know that 75% of all the aluminium produced since the invention of the Hall-Héroult electrolysis process is still in use? In addition, the recycling – or secondary processing – of aluminium requires just 5% of the energy required to make the original metal. As a result, the recovery and recycling of this aluminium, known as "scrap," has become a major industry.  

The mapping of the Québec aluminium processing industry commissioned by AluQuébec inventoried 49 businesses working in the field of secondary aluminium processing.