Environmentalism and sustainability aren’t just buzz words – they’re necessary aspects of life as concerns surrounding our planet Earth continue to rise. As consumers, we hold a great deal of power in our ability to choose which products we spend our money on. A key element of sustainable practices is considering the manufacturing process of the items you purchase, including the materials with which they are made and how they are created. Doing your research and making the switch to more sustainable products is a great way to reduce your environmental footprint. When it comes to printing your photography, art, or anything else under the sun, choosing metal prints on a durable medium like aluminum is a phenomenal and environmentally friendly switch to make.
A major benefit of metal printing is its recyclability. All of our luxurious metal prints are made from recycled aluminum. Aluminum is a highly recyclable metal that can be melted down and repurposed infinitely, reducing the need for mining and extraction of new raw materials. In fact, producing recycled aluminum takes only 5% of the energy needed to make brand new metal, and over 80% of aluminum produced in the US is made from recycled materials. That’s a lot of energy and resources saved on metal production!
Our metal prints are also incredibly durable. Unlike canvas or paper which may be more susceptible to the elements, all of our prints are corrosion-resistant, flame retardant, and waterproof. This means that metal prints are more likely to last longer (dare we say, forever?) so you won’t need to replace your prints in a few years because they’ve faded or faced some degree of destruction. This means less overall waste, and no resources expended to produce a new product. When you invest in metal prints, you’ll be saving both the planet and your money!
All the more, when you choose metal prints from Aluminyze, you’re choosing a product made entirely in the US! We are so ecstatic to be able to say that this enables us to drastically reduce our environmental footprint as there are fewer resources being expended on transportation and manufacturing.
Metal printing offers a number of environmental benefits. Its recyclability and durability make it a sustainable choice that can help to reduce resource consumption and waste. As consumers continue to look for ways to make more environmentally friendly swaps for their favorite products, metal printing is a simple and luxurious choice!