Aluminium International Today Sustainability Special

Sustainability: Plain sailing?

Welcome to this special ‘Sustainability’ digital issue of Aluminium International Today.

This year has already seen the aluminium industry take great strides towards a cleaner, greener, metal. So much so, that the ELYSIS Project could even see the production process of aluminium becoming emission-free in the next five years...

This is a massive step not only for aluminium manufacturers, but heavy industry in general and it is brilliant to see our sector leading the way in developing sustainable technologies.

I am always interested to see what articles are submitted for these special issues, as it gives me an overview of the trends and technologies currently in the spotlight. It seems recycling is still a main driver towards creating a sustainable supply chain and there is a dedicated focus on aluminium cans and the impact of recycling cans in the US that use non-aluminium labels.

There is also a very interesting update from the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative, which highlights their on-going work and new certifications across the value chain.

I hope you enjoy the issue!

Nadine Bloxsome
Editor, Aluminium International Today
E: nadinebloxsome@quartzltd.com
W: www.aluminiumtoday.com

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Sustainability Special highlights

THE EDITOR’S COMMENT

NEWS/PRODUCTS

Focus on: ALLOW
Allow for a better future

Association update
Aluminium stewardship Initiative one year on: Demonstrating impact on the ground

Climate change
Rio Tinto launches climate change report

Recycling
The impact on recycling of aluminium cans that use non-aluminium labels in the USA
Aluminium cans as a source of end user’s scrap
Metal recycling: Shredding of large parts enables cost reductions through prompt remelting
Standardising recyclability and recycled content

Packaging
The can... can