Aluminum has a wide variety of production uses. Household goods: pans, furniture, appliances, containers, sports equipment, vehicles, construction, and glass. Aluminum is “a 100 percent recyclable and sustainable metal.” (The Aluminum Association). Chemical element in boron group = symbol Al and atomic number 13. 1% of U.S. GDP, $65 billion/year. U.S. Clean Power Act (CPA) = Recycling aluminum preserves the environment and thwarts climate change.