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 […]

Metal theft bill aims to save money and lives

A bill introduced to the House of Commons today aims to crack down on the increasing amount of metal being stolen across the energy networks. Graham Jones MP, who introduced the Private Members Bill, said thefts not only cost the companies money but is also people’s lives. Metal theft took six lives last year alone […]