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Aluminum Advantage

Americans go through more than 1 million pounds of aluminum every day. The great thing about aluminum products is that they are made for 100% recycling. That means every piece of aluminum you recycle can be reused.

When you recycle, you are not only reducing waste, you are also saving the energy it takes to make a brand new aluminum product. In as little as 60 days, your recycled can reappears on the shelf as a brand new container.

How We Do It

  • Consume

    In 2014 Golden Aluminum consumed 10 million pounds of used beverage containers, which is the equivalent of recycling 320 million aluminum ca

  • Innovate

    Our Infinity Alloy Family is made of between 60 to 100 recycled beverage cans.

  • Optimize

    The cores used by Golden Aluminum are made of 100% recycled material.

  • Care

    30 to 50% of our production uses recycled aluminum for its raw material.

Golden Block Caster

Golden Block Caster

Golden Aluminum's Golden Block Caster is the most efficient method of producing Aluminum in the World. It uses 80% less energy than nearly all other mills worldwide dramatically reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Continuous Casting Technology

Continuous Casting Technology

This technology is energy efficient with greater flexibility than the standard aluminum industry sheet technology. Golden Aluminum is the only aluminum facility that uses continuous casting technology, the Golden Block Caster. This cuts our energy use in the production process, thereby reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Shipping

Shipping

12 of our 14 shippers participate in the EPA's SmartWay Transport Partnership an innovative brand that represents environmentally cleaner, more fuel-efficient transportation options. The Smart Way brand identifies products and services that reduce transportation-related emissions. All of EPA SmartWay transportation programs result in significant, measurable air quality and/or greenhouse gas improvements while maintaining or improving current levels of other emissions and pollutants.

Recycled Pallets

Recycled Pallets

35% of all pallets that are used in our plant are recycled. Pallets unable to be reused are turned into mulch for landscaping.

Lights Out

Lights Out

Our lights are managed by motion detectors and only come on when employees are working in that room. When we leave a room, the lights go out saving 3,000 kilowatts in energy usage each year.