Aluminium Recycling

Our company is committed to environmental awareness and aluminium recycling practices. Aluminium off cuts & by-products are either re-used or re-sold onto the appropriate outside industries. Up to 30% of G. James extrusions produced is made from recycled aluminium. Recycled aluminium billet requires approx. 90% less power to produce than primary aluminium billet. In addition, energy costs required to recycle aluminium is only 7% of what plastic recycling costs. Available aluminium ‘swarf’ (or saw shavings) is compressed in-house to form solid aluminium ‘pucks’ which are then recycled by a third party.

 

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Energy Savings

All new production plants are installed with energy saving lamps, fixtures and daylight switches. These measures achieve the same brightness for 30% less power. Existing plants are in the process of having these installed.

G. James commissioned factories are fitted with ‘high-bay’ windows and (roof ) light sheets to maximise the entry of natural daylight limiting the need for artificial lighting.
Extrusion ageing ovens and the aluminium remelt furnace have been recently been upgraded to operate on less energy.

Water Conservation

All new production plants are installed with energy saving lamps, fixtures and daylight switches. These measures achieve the same brightness for 30% less power. Existing plants are in the process of having these installed.

G. James commissioned factories are fitted with ‘high-bay’ windows and (roof ) light sheets to maximise the entry of natural daylight limiting the need for artificial lighting.
Extrusion ageing ovens and the aluminium remelt furnace have been recently been upgraded to operate on less energy.