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Aluminum Environmental Product Declarations Released

The Aluminum Association has released environmental product declarations for various types of aluminum products. The EPDs provide detailed information on major aspects of a product’s potential environmental impact such as global warming, acidification and eutrophication. The declarations will educate end users of aluminum — from builders to transportation firms to … Read more »

Aluminum Industry’s Carbon Footprint Shrinks 37% since 1995

Aluminum Industry’s Carbon Footprint Shrinks 37% since 1995

Primary aluminum production’s carbon footprint has declined 19 percent since 2005 and 37 percent since 1995, according to a peer-reviewed life-cycle assessment (LCA) report released by the Aluminum Association. The study covers all life cycle impacts from aluminum production through semi-fabrication and finds improvements in sustainable production in the US … Read more »

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Aluminum Can Recycling Rate Hit 67% in 2012

Industry recycling of aluminum beverage containers in the US continued its decade-long upward trend in 2012 with a rate of 67 percent, according to data released by the Aluminum Association, Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI) and Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI). This is the highest recycling rate since the early … Read more »

Aluminum Can Recycling Rate Jumps 7 Points

The US recycling rate for aluminum beverage containers jumped seven percentage points last year, from 58.1 percent to 65.1 percent, the Aluminum Association, Can Manufacturers Institute and Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries have announced. That means 61 billion cans were recycled in 2011, and that aluminum cans are recycled at … Read more »