Tesla signs up to Fair Cobalt Alliance to improve human footprint of battery metal mining

The recently-launched Fair Cobalt Alliance aims to support informal cobalt miners in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Gillette shaves off carbon impacts with razor recycling programme

The Procter & Gamble brand has partnered with Terracycle, which specialises in recycling hard-to-recycle items and materials

Aluminium cans
Policy reforms ‘could nearly double aluminium recycling’

A new report suggests this would prevent £50 million of wasted resources each year

Could graphene see metal-air batteries rise to the top?

An Indian startup claims the wonder material could solve the potential issue of range anxiety

Tata Steel announces new tech to halve its emissions

The technique reduces the amount of energy-intensive steps required in the manufacturng process

Can Ball Corp. slash emissions? They seem to tin-k so

The firm aims to cut its emissions by around 27% by 2030

Apple helps develop carbon-free aluminium

It says this significantly improves the sustainability of what is a key material in many of its most popular products

Firms affected by metal theft call on EU for action

Companies affected by metal theft are calling on EU policymakers to take action in order to prevent and counter metal theft in Europe. Eleven associations representing the railway, public transport and energy sectors as well as the recycling industry are calling for action. The newly-formed coalition aims to raise awareness about the negative effects of […]

Recycling ‘main energy efficiency driver’ in metal manufacturing

The use of recycling in the manufacturing processes of materials such as iron, steel and aluminium has been “a main driver” of improvements in energy efficiency within the industry. That’s according to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA), which suggests production of these metals accounts for 10% of total manufacturing energy use. “Primary production, in […]

Brent Council awards contract to sort 22,000 tonnes of waste

Brent Council has awarded a recycling and waste management company a one-year contract to sort mixed recyclable materials across households in the borough. Viridor said it would sort and market the council’s estimated 22,000 tonnes of waste at its Materials Recycling Facility (MRF) in Crayford, Kent. The contract includes an option to extend for another […]