When it comes to going green with metals, the goal is to minimize energy use and have less of an impact on the environment than traditional metals. This could mean less energy used while mining materials and manufacturing, or it could mean that lifetime usage of the products made from these metals requires less energy. Less impact on the environment typically involves less toxicity as well, especially after disposal. Recycling is a big key to achieving this. It may be cheaper to use metals considered to be relatively more toxic, but many industrial producers are choosing to invest in greener metals at the requests of the consumer. Aluminium is one of the most omnipresent metals in the modern world because of properties like high strength-to-weight ratio, high thermal and electrical conductivity, atmospheric corrosion resistance, workability and formability. These properties make it an ideal choice in applications as varied as the aerospace and construction industries, high-tech electronics, high voltage power lines, and more. These characteristics, along with its high recyclability, help improve life-cycle management, and reduce the overall economic and environmental impact of its application. Besides being better for the planet, greener materials often perform just as well as their cheaper, more problematic alternatives. Consumers are becoming more conscious about how their purchases affect the environment, and showing the environmental benefits of green metals will often lead to higher sales.