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REYNOLDS REACHES FIVE BILLION POUNDS IN CONSUMER ALUMINUM RECYCLING

 REYNOLDS REACHES FIVE BILLION POUNDS
 IN CONSUMER ALUMINUM RECYCLING
 RICHMOND, Va., Feb. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Reynolds Metals Company (NYSE: RLM) today reported a record recycling total in 1991 which helped it pass the five billion-pound mark in collections since pioneering consumer aluminum recycling 24 years ago.
 In reaching the milestone, Reynolds recycled 531 million pounds of consumer-generated aluminum during the year, including 10.6 billion all-aluminum cans.
 The metal recycled from consumer-generated sources came primarily through Reynolds Aluminum Recycling Company (RARCO), the Recycling Division of the company.
 Consumers were paid more than $128 million for recycling with Reynolds during 1991, bringing the total paid to recyclers since the inception of the Reynolds recycling program to almost $1.5 billion.
 "These records are especially significant since they occurred during a difficult economic period," said Paul S. Hayden, general manager of the Recycling Division and president of RARCO.
 "It proves that even in a depressed economy the public is recycling. And it is evidence of the fact that aluminum recycling has proven its worth, transcending the fad stage and becoming a permanent part of life within our society.
 "The 10.6 billion cans recycled in 1991 represent the equivalent of more than 100 percent of the cans Reynolds produced during the year," Mr. Hayden added.
 Also included in the record totals were almost 156 million pounds of aluminum products other than cans.
 "Our company has been placing increased emphasis on the recycling of non-can aluminum items, particularly aluminum foil and foil products," Mr. Hayden said. "Our collections in the non-can area during 1991 increased more than 50 percent over the prior year, indicating not only that more and more aluminum is being utilized in automobiles, construction products, packaging items and other household goods, but more is being recycled as well.
 "This is all new money injected back into the economy for something that otherwise would have wound up in the solid waste stream," Mr. Hayden noted. "And this doesn't take into account the money saved cities and counties which did not have to landfill the material."
 Reynolds also recycles aluminum gathered by municipalities through the ever-increasing curbside collection systems which offer another option to consumers who wish to recycle.
 Reynolds purchases aluminum through its network of 700 company-operated recycling centers nationwide and provides a market to thousands of independent recycling firms. For the location of the nearest Reynolds collection point, consumers can call toll-free, 1-800-228-2525.
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 /CONTACT: Ronald N. Thomas of Reynolds Metals Company at 804-281-3987/
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