European Aluminium launches recycling plan to slash CO2 emissions

Industry association European Aluminium has launched a strategic plan to maximize Europe’s aluminium recycling rates and keep the material in active use.

According to the Brussels-based group, increased recycling rates can help Europe to reduce its dependency on imports and therefore its exposure to the risk of supply disruptions, which have been widespread across the metals and mining industry during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Under the Circular Aluminium Action Plan, 50% of Europe’s demand for aluminium could be supplied through post-consumer recycling by the middle of this century.

As a consequence of this high-recycling scenario, the volume of imported aluminium sold in Europe would also decrease, reducing Europe’s import dependence while generating €6 billion ($6.57 billion) per...

Published

Andrea Hotter

April 15, 2020

19:25 GMT

New York