Recycling of aluminium from buildings in China

A new study on the recycling of aluminium building products in China confirms collection rates of 100% for the majority of buildings surveyed and that most aluminium window frames are recycled in closed-loop systems.

Professor Wei-Qiang Chen and Dr Wanjun Wang from the Institute of Urban Environment (IUE), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), surveyed nine residential and commercial building demolition projects in all four corners of China – Beijing, Xi’an, Shanghai, and Xiamen. The study traced the collection and recycling routes of aluminium scrap from buildings and collected information and data from several waste collection centres, aluminium scrap dealers, and aluminium recycling enterprises across China.