Patents Outline Apple’s Aluminum Recycling »

Patently Apple:

This past Thursday the US Patent & Trademark Office published two patent application from Apple relating to this topic of recycled aluminum. The first patent is titled “Heat-Treatable Aluminum Alloy made from used Beverage can Scrap; The second is titled “Cosmetic Aluminum Alloys made from Recycled Aluminum Scrap.” While the aluminum that is used in MacBooks is derived from recycled aluminum pop and beer can scrap, the “alloy” to create the MacBook actually contains other recycled metals as both patents describe.