How is aluminum recycled?



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    Aluminum is gathered from recycling facilities and sent to scrap processing facilities, usually in the form of aluminum cans.  The aluminum is baled together and then shredded, crushed, stripped, and burned until they are roughly the size of potato chips.  These chips are then melted in a furnace with new, untouched aluminum.  This combination of new and old aluminum is then poured out into sheets, and cut to 1/100th of an inch thick.  The metal then cools and is coiled up into large rolls and sent back to can makers.

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