Last May EUROPEAN ALUMINIUM published in their report how aluminium can contribute in the quest to reach a circular economy in 2030. Promising opportunities for Aluminium as metal for the future, recommended read!

For those who want to skip 33 pages: the chart below illustrates how the CO2 equivalent is developing and what can be achieved in coming years. By optimising the production-process and the use of renewable energy, European manufacturers are able to offer aluminium with a 4.5 kg CO2 equivalent. And through maximising recycled content to >75% nowadays new high quality aluminium can be sourced with a mere 2.3 kg CO2 equivalent per kg.

Next developments will most certainly help us further towards the 0.5 kg milestone. And beyond, why not?
for those who do want to read the report, click the button below

Aluminium in a circular economy