By Emily Lehmann

As part of National Recycling Week, we thought we’d shine the light on recycling’s superhero: aluminium.

Most of us come into contact with this lightweight and durable metal every day – think soft drink cans, al-foil and computers.

It’s 100 per cent recyclable, and 75 per cent of all the aluminium ever produced is still in use today.

According to Australia’s largest aluminium recycler, Alcoa, it can be recycled from bin to the shelf in as little as 60 days.

Learn more about how this metal rocks in our infographic:

Aluminium In The Rough
Aluminium In The Rough

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Planet Ark’s National Recycling Week runs from 11 to 17 November 2013. Visit Planet Ark for some tips on recycling aluminium cans.