Zinc is 100% recyclable, all byproducts of the casting process can be re-melted and cast again, unlike its plastic counterparts. Even painted and plated parts can be recycled and the zinc recaptured for reuse, making zinc a greener alternative.
Less Fuel Cost, Smaller Carbon Footprint
Zinc melts at around 800 degrees Fahrenheit, but aluminum requires 1200 degrees Fahrenheit. The extra heat required to cast aluminum means more fuel must be used in the production process.