Junk Art Objects by Antonio Motolese-Lazzàro
Collezioni / Scultura
Il riciclo e la valorizzazione dell’ambiente hanno ispirato questo progetto in cui sono raccolti una serie di oggetti derivanti la compressione di scarti d’alluminio destinati alla fusione. Materiali di scarto industriale sono nuovi possibili oggetti-segno. Residui della lavorazione dell’alluminio possono rivivere con la funzione di piccoli fermacarte. Hanno la particolarità di essere ognuno diverso dagli altri, veri e propri pezzi unici.
→ Aluminium recycling is the process by which scrap aluminium can be reused in products after its initial production. The process involves simply re-melting the metal, which is far less expensive and energy intensive than creating new aluminium through the electrolysis of aluminium oxide (Al2O3), which must first be mined from bauxite ore and then refined using the Bayer process. Recycling scrap aluminium requires only 5% of the energy used to make new aluminium. For this reason, approximately 31% of all aluminium produced in the United States comes from recycled scrap. Used beverage containers are the largest component of processed aluminum scrap, with most UBC scrap manufactured back into aluminum cans.
A common practice since the early 1900s and extensively capitalized during World War II, aluminium recycling is not new. It was, however, a low-profile activity until the late 1960s when the exploding popularity of aluminium beverage cans finally placed recycling into the public consciousness.
Sources for recycled aluminium include aircraft, automobiles, bicycles, boats, computers, cookware, gutters, siding, wire, and many other products that need a strong light weight material, or a material with high thermal conductivity. As recycling does not transmute the element, aluminium can be recycled indefinitely and still be used to produce any product for which new aluminium could have been used. ←
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