1. Aluminum can be recycled repeatedly, using only 5% of the energy, and generating 5% of the emissions associated with primary production.
  2. The metal’s natural aluminum oxide coating provides highly effective protection against degradation from water, salt, air, and temperature variation.
  3. Two-thirds of the aluminum ever produced is still in use today.
  4. Aluminum is tough enough to withstand both the rigors of spaceflight and challenging climatic conditions such as those found in the Arctic and seaside environments.
  5. Aluminum is the third most common element in the Earth’s crust and the most abundantly available metal on Earth.
  6. One pound of aluminum can replace twice that weight in steel in most applications.
  7. Aluminum is light, strong, corrosion-resistant, nonmagnetic, and nontoxic.