New EPA/NHTSA Heavy Truck Regs Tout Aluminum as the #1 Material to Boost Fuel Economy and Cut Emissions

WASHINGTON, D.C., New commercial vehicle fuel economy regulations announced by the Obama Administration and embraced by truck and engine manufacturers, as well as by environmental groups, show aluminum above all other materials as having the greatest potential to  safely reduce vehicle weight to boost fuel economy and cut emissions.

Recycling Roundtable Supports Congressional Resolution in Support of the U.S. Scrap Recycling Industry

WASHINGTON, D.C., The Recycling Roundtable, and advocacy group comprised of The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI), the Steel Recycling Institute (SRI), the Aluminum Association, the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA), the National Solid Waste Management Association (NSWMA), the American Forest and Paper Association (AF&PA), and the Paper Recycling Coalition (PRC) has announced its strong endorsement of U.S.

Would You Drink Wine from an Aluminum Can?

Heidi on Fox

Aluminum Association President & CEO Heidi Brock was recently on FoxNews.com Live to talk about a new trend of packaging wine in aluminum. Heidi was joined by Dave Bon, President of FLASQ Wines, one of the first U.S. vineyards to discover the benefits of aluminum bottles. Bon sites better flavor protection and portability as two key reasons why using aluminum makes sense. 

Study: Major Sustainability Gains For North American Aluminum Industry

Energy demand and greenhouse gas emissions associated with primary aluminum production in the United States and Canada have declined significantly in recent years according to a new, peer-reviewed life-cycle assessment (LCA) report released by the Aluminum Association. 

Major Sustainability Gains for North American Aluminum Industry

A peer-reviewed life-cycle assessment (LCA) study shows a major decline in energy demand and greenhouse gas emissions for primary aluminum production in the U.S. and Canada. The study covers all life cycle impacts from aluminum production through semi-fabrication. An executive summary, full report and two-page briefing document are available for download below. 

Sustainability Reports

The North American aluminum industry, through the work of the Aluminum Association, was an early pioneer in developing comprehensive, peer-reviewed research on the environmental impact of material production and use. The aluminum industry supports the life cycle assessment approach to research which tracks the impact of a product in all stages of its life -- from raw material extraction, to production and use, to disposal or recycling.

Following are several key studies on the aluminum industry’s environmental impact:

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