Enva boosts UK battery recycling capacity by 50%

It will enable the company to store and process more than 36,000 tonnes of batteries a year

Anglo-Russian metals firm produces aluminium with ‘world’s lowest’ carbon footprint

The firm has used an inert anode technology that is claimed to drive down emissions from the smelting process

Five new circular economy centres backed with £22.5m government funding

They will explore how reusing waste materials in the textiles, construction, chemical and metal industries could deliver environmental benefits

Up to £7m on offer to help foundation industries reduce energy use

They include the cement, glass, ceramics and paper sectors, which are responsible for 10% of UK carbon emissions

Metals made from deep-sea rocks ‘could help slash environmental impact of EV batteries’

A study has found producing battery metals from underwater ‘nodules’ can reduce related carbon dioxide emissions by as much as 75% compared to mining operations on land

Silver ingots
Solar panel demand ‘pushing up price of silver’

Researchers from the University of Kent warn this could lead to solar panel production costs soaring in the future

Electronic waste
Electronic waste RAM-ming landfills worth $62bn

A new report shows this is three-times the value of all silver produced each year

Heavy metal emissions plummet between 2010 and 2016

The European Environment Agency says just 18 out of 978 of facilities were responsible for more than half of the sector’s environmental pressures

Low carbon energy to boost metal mining demand

The transition to a clean energy system will boost demand for a wide variety of minerals and metals. That’s according to a new report from the World Bank, which says the continuing boom in low carbon energy technologies such as wind, solar and battery storage will require an increase in the supply of aluminum, copper, lead, lithium, manganese, […]