Sustainability

Ball Corporation Introduces World’s First Aluminium Beverage Cup

Ball Corporation Introduces World’s First Aluminium Beverage Cup

Colorado’s Ball Corporation announced earlier this week a pilot program for testing and marketing single-use aluminium beverage cups, which the firm says is the first step in introducing infinitely recyclable aluminium as an alternative to plastic. Ball says the pilot program will...

Ghana Bauxite Authority Urged By Domestic NGOs To Seek ASI Certification

A domestic NGO is urging the Ghanaian aluminium authority to pursue certification by the Aluminum Stewardship Initiative (ASI) in order to ensure that its efforts at extracting and marketing its wealth of bauxite ore is done in a safe and responsible manner. Abu Karimu, director of Settle Ghana, urged the Ghana Integrated Bauxite and Aluminium […]

Trio Of Alcoa Plants Certified By Aluminium Stewardship Initiative

Pittsburgh aluminium pioneer Alcoa Corporation and the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) announced on Tuesday the certification of three of Alcoa’s plants, one each in the company’s three business units. Brazil’s Juruti bauxite mine and Alumar alumina refinery, along with the San Ciprián aluminium smelter in Spain, were all certified against ASI’s Performance Standard for responsible […]

Norsk Hydro Supplies ASI-Certified Aluminium For Audi e-tron

Norwegian aluminium producer Norsk Hydro ASA announced earlier this week that it is the sustainable aluminium supplier to Audi AG for the production of the battery housing for its first fully-electric vehicle. Hydro now supplies ASI-certified aluminium for use in the Audi e-tron, which transitioned from a hybrid system to a fully-electric system with the […]

OCEA Launches Largest Ever Aluminium Offshore Patrol Vessel For Philippine Coast Guard

French shipbuilder OCEA launched the world’s largest aluminium offshore patrol vessel (OPV) ever built last week as part of an international competition to highlight the cost effectiveness and CO2 emissions reduction possible when using aluminium hulls. Built as part of a contract with the Coast Guard of the Philippines and the Department of Transportation (DOTr), […]