Sustainable development
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Aluminium is one of the most environmentally friendly metals in terms of how it is produced and applied. It can be easily recycled, whilst keeping its distinctive properties. When applied, aluminium contributes heavily to global environmental safety, being a part of energy efficient transport and eco-friendly buildings. The production of aluminium is one of the most environmentally friendly processes across the metals and mining industry.

Aluminium smelting yields the least impact on the environment compared to the majority of metals’ production. For instance, nickel-producing facilities stem 31% more harmful emissions than aluminium smelters.

Greenhouse gas emissions

The world’s leading aluminium company RUSAL makes 90% of its aluminium, using clean renewable hydropower that is generated without any harmful emissions.

Aluminium is most recyclable material, bringing substantial energy savings and green gas reduction.

Aluminium is 100% recyclable and, like a Phoenix bird, can be reborn an endless number of times. About 75% of aluminium that has ever been produced is still in use. Recycling aluminium requires just 5% of the energy required in primary aluminium production. Secondary aluminium production accounts for 30% of the global aluminium output and its share keeps growing.

Every 100 kg of aluminium contained in a car saves up to 1,000 litres of fuel per 200 thousand of kilometers.

The developed countries, which place a strong focus on environmental stewardship, have increased the content of aluminium in automobiles from 3% to 8.6% through the last 30 years.

Light, flexible, non-toxic and highly conductive aluminium is a perfect match for sustainable architecture. Green buildings that contain aluminium ensure increased energy efficiency and a greater environmental safety throughout their entire construction and life cycle.