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European Aluminium Can Recycling Rates Set Record High Of 74.5 Percent In 2017

European Aluminium Can Recycling Rates Set Record High Of 74.5 Percent In 2017

Aluminium recycling rates in Europe rose again in 2017 to 74.5 percent, a 2.3-percent bump from the year prior and good for another record high for the continent. Such was the story told by statistics released by the European Aluminium Association on...

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Is Winter Coming for Iceland’s Aluminium Smelters?

Despite its location far north of the ecliptic and far distant from the world’s major industrial centers, Iceland has developed a robust and inexpensive energy infrastructure. The island’s location astride two major diverging tectonic plates and atop a massive mantle plume supplies it with an essentially inexhaustible supply of geothermal energy. Centuries-long use of hot […]

Workers at Rio Tinto’s Iceland Smelter to Block Aluminium Exports Over Wage Row

Workers at Rio Tinto’s Straumsvík plant have elected to stop loading aluminium onto shipping vessels starting next Wednesday. This is the latest move in a long-running labor dispute between the unions and plant management. The plant, located in Hafnarfjörður, has a yearly output of 180,000 metric tons and is responsible for fully one quarter of […]