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    IMA Publishes Flow Analysis on European Magnesium Recycling

    The International Magnesium Association (IMA) announced the findings of a comprehensive material flow analysis of magnesium in the EU for the year 2012. The report, Magnesium Recycling in the EU (pdf), was prepared during the first half of 2017 by Oakdene Hollins on behalf of the IMA and was based on valuable input received from both […]

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    Leading Global Aluminum Organizations Sign MOU for Sustainable Aluminum Industry

    The International Aluminium Institute (IAI) and the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI), a multi-stakeholder organization with the mission to foster responsible production, sourcing, and stewardship of aluminum, signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to collaborate in their respective efforts to support continuous improvement in the performance of the global aluminum industry and the sustainable use and […]

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    Aluminum Cans Carry Lower Carbon Footprint than Glass or Plastic

    According to a new study, “Analysis of the Energy and Greenhouse Gas Emission Implications of Distributing and Refrigerating Beverages,” conducted for the Aluminum Association by ICF International, the combined greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with the transportation and refrigeration of beverages in aluminum cans are lower than those associated with that of beverages in glass or […]

  • Ford F-150 recycles aluminum

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    Ford Recycles Enough Aluminum to Build 30,000 F-150 Bodies Every Month

    The new F-150 is the greenest F-150 thanks to advanced materials like high-strength, military-grade aluminum alloy and EcoBoost® engine technology. Ford recycles as much as 20 million pounds of aluminum stamping scrap per month, using the closed-loop system at its Dearborn Truck Plant where the F-150 is built. That is the equivalent of more than 30,000 F-150 […]

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    Novelis Closing the Loop with Recycling

    Photo: Novelis expanded recycling operations in Osewgo, New York. In the five years since Novelis launched its sustainability program, the company has aggressively invested in expanding its recycling infrastructure. The program launched in 2011 set forward a company wide commitment to achieve 80% recycled content in its products by 2020, which would remove 10 million […]

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    August 2015 Issue Published – Worldwide Recycling and Remelt in Review

    The August 2015 issue of Light Metal Age has launched! The digital edition has been released to subscribers and the print edition will be shipped next week. On the cover: View inside Air Products’ Combustion Lab test furnace during adjustable heat release oxyfuel burner firing. Oxyfuel burner modeling at various set points helped determine the […]

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    Sustainability Roadmap for the Aluminum Industry

    Pierre Vareille, European Aluminium Association chairman and CEO of Constellium, at the launch of the Sustainability Roadmap for the aluminum industry on April 23, 2015 discussed the aluminum effect — 75% of all of the aluminum ever produced is still in use today. Other video interviews from the Sustainability Roadmap event, include: Our Sustainability Roadmap: […]