Alcoa Combining Aluminum Recycling Groups

Allan Gerlat, News Editor

September 6, 2013

1 Min Read
Alcoa Combining Aluminum Recycling Groups

Alcoa Inc. said it is merging two of its aluminum recycling units into one organization, called Alcoa Recycling.

The Pittsburgh-based aluminum producer is combining its Evermore Recycling group, which recycles aluminum in the packaging market, with its aluminum scrap purchasing group that recycles aluminum used in markets such as aerospace, automotive and industrial.

Alcoa believes combining the two groups will increase the amount of aluminum converted into new products, the company said in a news release.

With its used beverage container (UBC) and aluminum scrap groups, Alcoa recycled approximately 1.4 billion pounds of external aluminum in 2012. By combining the two groups, the company will be able to use their strengths in a more focused manner, said Michael Boyle, director of metal management at Alcoa. He will oversee the combined group.

“The vast majority of our partners in the marketplace have the capability to supply both scrap and UBCs to Alcoa for recycling,” he said.

The new Alcoa Recycling organization will work with customers in a variety of markets to build upon the large number of closed-loop recycling programs the company has with customers, as well as implement supply chain efforts with suppliers to increase aluminum recycling.

About the Author(s)

Allan Gerlat

News Editor, Waste360

Allan Gerlat joined the Waste360 staff in September 2011 as news editor. He was the editor of Waste & Recycling News for the first 16 years of its history, and under his guidance the publication won 27 national and regional awards.

Before Waste & Recycling News, Allan worked at another Crain Communications publication, Rubber & Plastics News, which covers rubber product manufacturing. He began with the publication as associate editor and eventually became managing editor, a position he held for nine years.

Allan is a graduate of Ohio University, where he earned a BS in journalism. He is based in Sagamore Hills, in northeast Ohio.

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