Aluminum Association Applauds Signing of Maryland Recycling Bill

ARLINGTON, Va.
Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley has signed into law a measure that will increase access to recycling in multifamily dwellings.

Under Maryland law, an apartment building or condominium containing more than ten dwellings is required to have recycling available to residents.

Aluminum Cans Recognized As Superior Beverage Packaging By Bevnet.Com’s Best Of 2012 Awards

ARLINGTON, VA.
Today, the Aluminum Association congratulated four beverage companies using aluminum packaging that were recognized by BevNET.com’s “Best of 2012” product awards. Selected from a pool of nearly 300 new products, line extensions and brand updates, categories included Best Functional Product and Best Product Revamp. BevNET.com is the world’s leading beverage-oriented media company.

Aluminum can products were featured in four of the fifteen product categories, including:

New Study Shows Aluminum Superior to Steel in Shedding Vehicle Body Mass, Boosting Fuel Economy

Industry Reveals Results of New Vehicle Design Study at 2013 SAE World Congress

A new study released today shows that an all-aluminum vehicle can shed more than 40 percent body mass, boosting fuel economy by 18 percent when combined with secondary mass savings and other design changes. The study helps explain why car and truck makers are shifting away from steel to aluminum, and supports projections that aluminum-intensive vehicles will become more common in the marketplace with continued demand for more fuel efficient vehicles.

Statement on President Obama's Climate Change Plan

From Heidi Biggs Brock, President of the Aluminum Association

"The aluminum industry is aggressively working to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The industry has proactively taken steps in recent years to reduce its own carbon footprint by cutting North American perfluorocarbon (PFC) emissions by 85% since 1991. The unique characteristics of aluminum make it the material of choice for many applications developed specifically to improve energy efficiency, from cool metal roofs to light weight automotive parts that reduce the consumption of fuels.

The Aluminum Association Congratulates Gina McCarthy as New EPA Administrator

The Aluminum Association would like to congratulate Gina McCarthy on her recent confirmation as the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. The Association has a long-standing and productive relationship with Administrator McCarthy working on clean air regulations impacting the aluminum industry during her tenure as head of the Office of Air and Radiation. We look forward to continuing and strengthening this working partnership in order to reach our mutual goals of increasing sustainability in the aluminum industry while mitigating environmental challenges.

Association Names Olsen New VP | Supports ALERRT Act

The Aluminum Association hires a new Vice President for Business Information & Statistics. Signs letter supporting the ALERRT Act and opposing new Vermont deposit law. Room block closes soon for spring meeting in San Antonio. And more

Aluminum Association Applauds Passage of Senate Resolution 251

ARLINGTON, Va.,The Aluminum Association today applauded the U.S. Senate for its passage, by unanimous consent, of Senate Resolution 251, "a resolution expressing support for improvement in the collection, processing, and consumption of recyclable materials throughout the United States."

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