Recycling of aluminium is important to avoid waste and create a more circular economy. Hydro offers two different products that are based on recycled aluminium.
Hydro CIRCAL is our brand of premium recycled aluminium made with a minimum of 75% recycled, post-consumer aluminium scrap. Using recycled aluminium, we drastically reduce energy use in the production phase while still offering high-quality aluminium.
The actual content of recycled post-consumer scrap varies, but we guarantee a minimum of 75%. Using post-consumer scrap, which has lived a life in a product, allows us to reduce the carbon footprint to 2.3 kilos of CO2e per kilo of aluminium produced.
Hydro RESTORE is our range of aluminium products made from a combination of recycled pre-consumer scrap, recycled post-consumer scrap and primary aluminium.
The main ingredient in Hydro RESTORE is pre-consumer scrap, which is generated in the production process at Hydro facilities and at our customers. Hydro collects this material and recycles it, so it can return as aluminium for new products.