Sustainability

Novelis Boasts 53% Increase in Recycled Content Use in Latest Sustainability Report

Novelis Boasts 53% Increase in Recycled Content Use in Latest Sustainability Report

Atlanta’s rolled and recycled aluminium firm Novelis Inc. released its sustainability report for FY 2016 today. According to the report, the firm achieved a recycled aluminium input of fifty-three percent for the year, which is a twenty-three-percent improvement over baseline levels. Novelis...

Events

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 […]

The Aluminum Association Releases New Green Building Guidelines

The Aluminum Association released a publication entitled Aluminum in Green Buildings – A Guide to Environmental Declarations earlier this week. The publication is part of a series written for the association aimed at the building and construction market. According to the association, the guide is meant to help aluminium stakeholders like aluminium producers, end-users, architects, […]

Vedanta Considers Restarting Malco’s Aluminium Recycling Facilities at Tamil Nadu

London’s Vedanta Resources plc is contemplating restarting capacity at Madras Aluminium Company’s (Malco) aluminium recycling facilities at Tamil Nadu according to a report from domestic media. Malco, once a major aluminium mining, refining, and smelting firm in India, is now only engaged in power production. According to Vedanta’s CEO Tom Albanese, smelting is still out […]

AEC Soon to Release Updated EPD

The Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) announced at the 2016 AEC Management Conference in Washington, D.C., yesterday that its its environmental product declaration (EPD) is forthcoming, even as soon as this week. The AEC indicated that UL (formerly Underwriters Laboratory) is in possession of the material and is expected to sign off on the EPD by […]