Sustainability is at the core of the aluminum industry. Aluminum producers recognize that regulations should balance promoting economic growth and protecting our environment. The aluminum industry supports the life cycle assessment approach to research that tracks the impact of a product in all stages of its life – from raw material extraction, to production, use and disposal or recycling.
The U.S. aluminum industry is an essential element of the nation’s manufacturing base, generating hundreds of thousands of good-paying jobs, driving innovation and increasing energy efficiency in transportation, packaging, building and construction and other markets. With record demand, ongoing capital investment and job growth, now is the time for policymakers to act to support the U.S. aluminum industry in an increasingly competitive global marketplace.
New regulations that will boost the fuel economy of the nation’s medium and heavy-duty truck vehicle fleet recognize the importance of mass reduction technologies such as aluminum to help reach these goals.
Aluminum Cans Carry Lower Carbon Footprint than Glass or Plastic Equivalents in Beverage Transportation and Refrigeration Finds New Study
ARLINGTON, VA – According to a new study conducted for the Aluminum Association by ICF International, the combined greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with the transportation and refrigeration of beverages in aluminum cans are lower than those associated with that of beverages in glass or plastic bottles under the same conditions.