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Recycling all your aluminium packaging is one of the most important things that you can do for the environment.

This is because making aluminium from the raw material, bauxite, uses a lot of energy  -  while recycling the metal through a simple re-melt process is a massive 20 times more energy efficient. Put another way, recycling uses just 5% of the energy needed for primary production.

And because aluminium can be recycled over and over again without losing its properties, the metal has a lifetime of different uses:  about 75% of all the aluminium ever produced is still in circulation.

The challenge now is to raise recycling rates for the aluminium we use as individuals  -  mainly drinks cans, foil trays and aerosol cans.  Find out how we do it in Ireland ...