Author(s): Eneida Mara1, Spiro Drushku2
  • 1. SANE 27-Support Albanian Negotiation in Environment Chapter 27, Tirana, Albania
  • 2. Dean of Faculty of Natural Sciences, Tirana University, Albania

Abstract: Aluminium is an element that has found wide usage due to its mechanical and physical characteristics, such as cars (motor parts, discs, etc.), food packaging, pharmaceuticals, profiles – windows frame, electronics, including the waste from said aluminium part manufacturing. All of these together with other waste aluminium from consumption or manufacturing are separated into post-consumer scrap, also known as waste from aluminium usage, such as cans, cars, profiling, which must be packed and separated before recycling, and pre-consumer scrap, which is generated during the manufacturing process. This kind of scrap can be reinstated into the process to be remelted. The demand for aluminium leads us to recycle this waste and turn them into raw materials for aluminium production. Aluminium scrap is an infinitely recyclable, harmless material and a considerably valuable raw material. The raw material used for secondary aluminium production is scraps, slugs and waste from this industry. The companies that recycle aluminium are mainly small-/medium-sized enterprises; it can be assumed that the statistics for recycling are incomplete.