Sustainability

Norsk Hydro Partners With Dutch Start-Up To Produce Sustainable Luxury Yacht

Norsk Hydro Partners With Dutch Start-Up To Produce Sustainable Luxury Yacht

Thanks to a Dutch start-up company and raw materials from Norsk Hydro ASA, a luxury sailing yacht made almost entirely of circular materials will soon be gracing harbors around the world. The makers of the Vaan R4 catamaran say it is the...

Events

Gränges Joins Aluminium Stewardship Initiative

Swedish rolled aluminium firm Gränges AB announced yesterday that it is the newest member of the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI), joining the standards body earlier this month. In joining ASI, Gränges will begin work on achieving certification against the ASI Performance Standard for at minimum one facility or product within the first two years of […]

China To Restrict Imports Of Scrap Aluminium And Steel Beginning On July 1

Commencing on July 1, the People’s Republic of China will begin limiting imports of scrap aluminium and steel, ostensibly in an effort at increasing domestic recycling rates. In a statement released by China’s Ministry of Ecology and Environment, scrap aluminium and steel will be reclassified, effective in July, from the unrestricted import list of solid […]

Australian Red Mud Management Technology Receives Major Funding Boost

A project to convert red mud waste created by refining alumina by the University of Queensland Sustainable Minerals Institute received significant financial backing earlier this week, as the project announce the accumulation of almost A$500,000 to pursue its research. Though details of the research are scarce, the project, headed up by Dr. Tuan Nguyen, is […]