US aluminum group looks toward sustainability

The Aluminum Association is hoping that 2012 will offer more opportunities to promote recycling and sustainability initiatives while it works through more difficult environmental legislation.

Meanwhile, the association has set a used beverage can recycling rate target of 75 percent vs. a current rate of 58.1 percent, Brock said. "We’ll be working with the industry to work and map out how we’re going to get to that goal. The industry is very focused on recycling. And it’s as much an energy-efficient message as anything."

The Arlington, Va.-based association also hopes to partner with municipal and state governments to promote recycling.

"Curbside (recycling) isn’t being fully utilized. About 60 percent...


Catherine Ngai

Suzy Waite

December 29, 2011

21:32 GMT

New York