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Title: Aluminum Can Recycling in Fayette County: Partnership Between Industry, University, Public Schools a


1
Aluminum Can Recycling in Fayette
CountyPartnership Between Industry, University,
Public Schools and Community
Presented by Dr. S. Das July 19th 2005
  • A Sloan Industry Center Project
  • Center for a Sustainable Aluminum Industry
  • University of Kentucky
  • Fayette County Public Schools
  • Lexington Fayette Urban County Government
  • Commonwealth of Kentucky-
  • Economic Development Cabinet
  • Baker Iron Metal Co.
  • Wise Alloys LLC.
  • Anheuser Busch
  • Clark Distributing Co.

2
Sloan Industry Center- Synergy of Partnership
Clark Distributing Co.
3
Sloan Foundation Industry Centers
  • The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
  • Established in 1934 by Alfred P. Sloan, Jr.
  • A Sampling of Sloan Industry Centers
  • Harvard
  • Textile and Apparel Research
  • MIT
  • International Motor Vehicle
  • Georgia Tech
  • Paper Business
  • Carnegie Mellon
  • Steel

4
Center for a Sustainable Aluminum Industry (CSAI)
  • Founded in Jan. 2005
  • Funded by several sources
  • Sloan Foundation Industry Centers Program
  • A consortium of Aluminum Producers
  • The Commonwealth of Kentucky
  • The University of Kentucky
  • Have about 800,000 in funding for research over
    the next three years.
  • Faculty in Economics, Business and Engineering
    are members of CSAI

5
CSAI Research Areas
  • Finding ways to enhance recycling rates is one of
    the major focus areas.
  • The current project will study the aluminum
    recycling trends in Fayette County, KY.
  • Fayette County will be the first recycling test
    lab in the nation.
  • Incorporate economic development concepts into
    environmental benefits to appeal to both sandals
    and suits.

6
Why Aluminum Beverage Can?
1 change in recycling rate has an economic
impact of approximately 12 million
Trashed cans contribute about 294 million to the
nations trade deficit each year
National Aluminum Beverage Can Recycling Rate
Trends. (Source Aluminum Association)
7
Separation Process at Fayette County Recycling
Facility
8
Commodities Shipped from LFUCG Recycling Center
(06/01/04 to 04/15/05, 10 months) (Source James
Carter, Manager LFUCG Recycling Center)
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Initiatives Underway
Industry and Government
  • Work with LFUCG, Baker Iron Metals and Wise
    Alloys to track monthly aluminum can recovery in
    Fayette County.
  • Work with beverage can distributors (Anheuser
    Busch, PepsiCo, Coca Cola, Clark Distributing
    Co.-Coors, Miller) to track number of aluminum
    cans sold in Fayette County.
  • Track the true recycling rate in Fayette County.

11
Fayette County Public Schools and University
  • Work with Fayette County Public School Systems to
    promote awareness and recyclability of aluminum
    cans.
  • Work with University of Kentucky to enhance the
    recycling rate among the 18-29 years old
    demographics.
  • Integrating recycling messages into UK 101
    classes.
  • Locate and increase the numbers of recycle bins
    throughout UK.
  • Working with fraternities and sororities to get
    them involved in the recycling efforts as part of
    their civic duties.
  • Target special events such as football games as
    opportunity to collect cans.

12
Planned Path Forward
  • LFUCG will fund a waste composition
    characterization study in targeted areas and
    demographics in Fayette County.
  • Bring national best practices to the county.
  • Use Fayette County as the nations first
    recycling test laboratory.

13
Recycling as an Economic Development Initiatives
  • Kentucky has one of the largest concentration of
    aluminum facilities in the US.
  • Recycling of aluminum beverage can is crucial in
    sustaining Kentuckys aluminum industry.
  • Most of Kentuckys aluminum facilities rely on
    secondary (recycled) aluminum.
  • Increasing recycling rate will grow existing jobs
    and bring high paying, knowledge based jobs and
    modern aluminum plants to Kentucky.
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