Boeing and Alcoa Form 'Closed-Loop' Programme To Boost Recycling of Aluminium Aerospace Alloys | The Future of Waste |

Boeing and Alcoa have formed a "Closed Loop" Programme to improve the recycling of aluminium aerospace alloys.


The programme will improve the recycling of 2XXX and 7XXX series aluminium alloys used in wing and fuselage components. It is reported that about 8 million points of aluminium (3,600 tonnes) is expected to be recycled annually.


The programme will also provide the infrastructure to expand the programme to improving recycling from Boeing sub-contractors, and to incorporate other aluminium scrap forms.