The world is quickly moving towards reducing its carbon footprint by cutting emissions and saving the environment from further degradation. In this path that leads us to a sustainable future, there is one metal that has proven itself to be better than the rest when it comes to being environmentally friendly.
In any argument on the most sustainable building material in the world, Aluminium is an easy winner. It is because of its highly recyclable attributes and the fact that it does not lose any of its properties in the process. Once put in use, it can be recycled again and again without an iota of quality compromise. One cannot also ignore that 75 percent of all Aluminium ever produced is still in use. Arguments like these allow Aluminium to score handsomely over other metals when it comes to sustainability.
Deepak Mathur, Sr Vice President, Global Marketing and Sales at Jindal Aluminium Limited said that offering the smallest of carbon footprints among competition puts Aluminium-in-use in a better position in the race to sustainability. Given that it can be recycled infinitely and create the same or new product, Aluminum is the most recyclable industrial material.
Today, the Aluminium industry as a whole is adopting practices that make it a leader among green metals. In the downstream Aluminium segment, sustainable practices are being used for decades. Solar and wind energy are used to fuel what is traditionally powered by electricity generated from burning coal, using diesel, and others. The manufacturing process, too, has been redefined with plant waste mitigation measures and automation taking center stage. These steps have enhanced the capability of Aluminium as a metal towards promoting a sustainable future and lowering carbon footprint through its products.