Aluminum industry getting greener

Metals Jun 17, 2010 No Comments

Quebec’s aluminum companies said yesterday they’re well on their way to meeting their commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Representatives of the major aluminum companies announced yesterday that they are on track to meet targets set in 2007, cutting the equivalent of 150,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide per year from 2008 to 2012. They will be verified by external auditors.

New factories consume about half as much electricity as the old ones, and produce about 40 per cent more aluminum.

Recycling old aluminum also helps reduce emissions, since it takes about a tenth of the energy to recycle aluminum than producing it for the first time.

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Rod Sherkin

Rod is a former senior executive, responsible for Purchasing, for both Pillsbury and Ball Packaging back in the 80’s and 90’s. Since then, he has continued to work in the Purchasing field as both a consultant and founder of the website

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