Kaiser plans to recycle up to 10,000 tonnes of copper and zinc aluminium alloys over the next two years.

Waste will be collected from multiple Boeing production facilities, melted at a Kaiser facility in Spokane, Washington State, and turned back into sheet and plate metal for the aerospace industry.

Boeing has previously co-operated with a number of companies in order to reduce waste, and is working for example to establish a way of converting used cooking oil into biofuel.

John Byrne, vice-president of Boeing Aircraft Materials and Structures, explains: “Boeing is focused on reducing the environmental footprint of commercial aviation through the aircraft's life cycle, which includes working with suppliers to increase materials' recyclability and reduce manufacturing waste.”

Source: http://www.recyclinginternational.com/recycling-news/7725/non-ferrous-metals/united-states/us-aluminium-recycler-reprocess-boeing-scrap