Sustainability

Creating the environment for aluminium recycling in India

Creating the environment for aluminium recycling in India

In its race to keep up with the cost challenges of producing aluminium and its end products, India needs to increase its focus on recycling. With a modest recycling rate of 25 per cent and 56 per cent of the country’s aluminium imports...

Events

Novelis Lauded for Recycled Automotive Program

Atlanta’s rolled aluminium firm Novelis Inc. was awarded the European Aluminium Award at Aluminium 2016 in Germany this week. The award was given for the company’s work in developing the Recycled Aluminium Car (REALCAR) project in conjunction with Jaguar Land Rover Limited. REALCAR, which was begun in 2008, is a project to develop a closed-loop […]

Alcoa Debuts New More Sustainable Aluminium Products

American aluminium major Alcoa Corporation debuted a new low carbon, high recycled content product at Aluminium 2016 this week. Sustana, Alcoa’s latest product, was designed by the firm to help customers cut their overall carbon use in their supply chain and to aid them in meeting sustainability targets. The new product line is composed of […]

Sapa Partners with Chargestorm to Manufacture Sustainable Chargers for Electric Vehicles

Norway’s Sapa AS and Sweden’s Chargestorm announced an agreement today whereby the former provides aluminium profiles for wall-mounted chargers made by the latter. The product, developed jointly between the two firms, is meant to capitalize on the ever-expanding electric vehicle market in Europe. According to PwC, the European electric vehicle market is to grow by […]

Researchers Develop Method for Extracting Valuable Material from Red Mud

One of the biggest challenges faced by the aluminium industry is disposing of “red mud,” the caustic leftover material produced when aluminium is extracted from bauxite. However, researchers from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) are working to develop a commercially-viable method for harvesting marketable metals from the substance. “We’re trying to help the environment by getting […]

Gränges Signs On to UN’s Global Compact

Sweden’s Gränges AB announced yesterday that it will adopt and implement the United Nations Global Compact. The UN Global Compact is a principle-based framework for businesses intended to encourage businesses to adopt policies that are both sustainable and socially responsible. The compact states ten principles in the areas of human rights, labor, the environment, and […]