Based on today’s London Metal Exchange market, the retail price for used beverage cans is around $.28 per pound. The day’s wholesale price for mills is around $.43 per pound. The retail price refers to the amount charged to store customers, such as at a scrap metal buy-back center. The wholesale price describes the amount paid by large sheet mills buying large quantities of used beverage cans.
Disclaimer: * Wholesale Prices shown are indicative prices only, and are not an offer to buy from Alcoa or its representatives. * Prices are for used aluminum beverage cans in bales or briquettes in truckload lots delivered to aluminum sheet mills in the USA. * Quality specifications are subject to the unique requirements of each mill. * Retail Prices are indicative prices only, and are not an offer to buy from Alcoa or its representatives. * Prices are for loose or flattened used aluminum beverages cans delivered to local scrap buyers. * Quality and prices will vary by region and sellers are advised to consult with local scrap buyers for specific market conditions.
Are you curious to see how your electronic gadgets rank in terms of "Earth-friendliness?" A recent article in WIRED magazine lists a few different sites that rank products in terms of energy consumption, toxic materials, and landfill usage.
The Apple MacBook seen here is one of the featured products.- "Apple's new aluminum-unibody laptops are all gold-certified."
Find out where to get the complete analysis of the MacBook and other electronics by accessing the full article online here.
View the latest announcement from the Tennessee Recycling Coalition highlighting the selection of one of our own Alcoans to the Board.
TRC Announces New Board Members
TRC is pleased to welcome our newest Board Members selected in the February election.
Meredith Leahy is Alcoa's corporate metal recycling coordinator. She works with projects to develop better recycling infrastructure, create behavioral change with regards to recycling, and partnering with industry and community groups to increase recycling participation.
Rad Ellington is the owner of Southeast Recycled Fiber and has years of dedication to recycling and waste reduction.
Mimi Kiesling is the Rutherford County Environmental Education Coordinator. She manages programs and presents information on topics such as recycling, solid waste reduction,composting, and water quality education. Mimi has completed one term as a TRC Board Member and has shown her dedication through organizing the TRC Conference Technical Tours, hosting committee meetings, and effectively representing TRC.
Gail Randolph is the director of Keep Fayetteville/Lincoln County Beautiful. She manages the county recycling center and through education and community partnerships helped increase Lincoln County recycling tonnages. Gail's personal recycling commitment has made her an effective board member for the past several years.
Don Lockman is the plant manager for Sonoco Recycling in Knoxville. He is an 11 year recycling industry veteran. His broad base of recycling knowledge makes him an excellent contributor to our board.
Sarah Brogdon's professional background includes work experience with Global Environment and Technology Foundation in Washington, DC, as well as the EPA's Office of Solid Waste, where she worked on recycling issues related to paper and beverage containers. Sarah joined the Recycled Fiber division of RockTenn in January 2008 and currently divides her time between RockTenn's Cleveland and Knoxville recycle plants.
On March 28th, Earth Fare will hold a "Spring Fever" event at its Turkey Creek location at 10903 Parkside Drive. Interactive activities will show attendees how to reduce, reuse, recycle, and revitalize. Earth Fare will donate 5% of total store sales that day to the Tennessee Valley Partnership for EarthFest, Knoxville's Earth Day event, of which Alcoa Recycling is a sponsor.
Alcoa Recycling will be present to donate 22 gallon green recycling bins to each person who fills out a recycling pledge card at this "Spring Fever" event. Come by anytime between 1 PM and 5 PM on March 28th, rain or shine.
More information about the "Spring Fever" event can be found at the EarthFest 2009 website.
Did you know that the United States Postal Service (USPS) does a lot of recycling? According to their website, they recycle about one million tons of various materials including wastepaper, cardboard, plastics, cans, and other items.
The USPS also buys about $200 million worth of products that contain recycled content every year. Also, the boxes the USPS uses for Priority Mail and Express Mailare Cradle to Cradle certified- which generally means a product that is designed to recycle or reuse the components that make up that product.
For more information about the recycling initiatives at the USPS, visit their website.
Plan to attend Knoxville, Tennessee's Earth Day festival - called EarthFest- which will be held on Saturday, April 18 from 10am-6pm at Pellissippi State Community College. There will be a wide variety of educational booths, games, music, food, and kids area. Come join and learn about environmental issues and what you can do to help! Visit the EarthFest website for more info.