Continental Aluminum is proud to be in the aluminum recycling business. Every day, we know we are conserving natural resources, saving energy, and reducing the need for landfills.
A few “Green Facts” about recycled aluminum”
There is no limit to the number of times aluminum can be recycled. Over 75% of all the aluminum ever produced is still in use today.
Recycling aluminum uses 95% less energy than making new aluminum from raw materials.
Just one recycled aluminum can saves enough energy to power a television for three hours.
One ton of recycled aluminum save 1,663 gallons of oil.
Aluminum takes 200 to 500 years to fully degrade in a landfill.
Continental prevents more than 600,000 cubic yards of aluminum from ending up in a landfill, enough to fill a football stadium!
We constantly monitor our production processes to ensure we meet or exceed our environmental goals and our obligations to our neighbors.
We work closely with the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ). Through continuous improvement, we strive to keep our air emissions well within state and federal air quality requirements.
If you ever have question or concern regarding this, please contact our Production Manager at 248-379-7306 or call our 24 hour number at 248-667-9371.