Welcome to Hulamin Recycling

An Aluminium Recycling Company

As a responsible supplier of aluminium plate, sheet, foil and extruded products, Hulamin understands the importance of recycling to the sustainability of its business and of its environment.

Since its inception nearly 75 years ago Hulamin has been involved in the recycling of its internally generated process scrap as well as the scrap generated by its customers. A major investment of the order of R300m in an expanded recycling facility has been announced to expand Hulamin’s scrap recycling operation.

The arrival in South Africa of the all aluminium beverage can, which will replace the steel can,  is a huge recycling opportunity for all players in the waste recycling industry; and Hulamin will play its part in ensuring that the new all-aluminium can is recycled.

Facts about recycling aluminium

  • Anything made of aluminium can be recycled repeatedly. Not only cans, but aluminium foil, food trays, window frames, automotive components. All can be melted down and used to make the same, or other products, again.

  • Used aluminium drink cans can be recycled and back on supermarket shelves as new drink cans in as little as 60 days (or 2 months).

  • Aluminium cans are worth money to collectors. Buy-back centres will pay for every kilogramme recycled. This is a great way of raising money for your school or a favourite charity – or just for you!

  • Tossing away an aluminum can wastes as much energy as pouring out half of that can’s volume of petrol

  • Twenty recycled cans can be made with the energy needed to produce one can using virgin ore

  • Aluminium cans are 100% recyclable over and over again, forever

  • Recycling one beverage can saves the amount of energy needed to burn a 100w bulb for 4 hours

  • 25 Bn Dollars – the income earned by Americans involved in aluminium can recycling since 1976

  • Aluminium beverage cans are the world’s most recycled packaging. Brazil recycles 98% of its cans – South Africa should be able to get to this level by 2025

  • Aluminium beverage can scrap will increase the amount of aluminium scrap available for recycling in South Africa by 50% over the next 5 years