Australia’s largest users of electricity – the aluminium industry – today called on the Federal and State Governments to approve the framework for the National Energy Guarantee and also called on them to implement the recommendations of the ACCC report on electricity pricing, and do more to release domestic gas supply.

Rio Tinto to offer independently certified responsibly produced aluminium

Rio Tinto has become the first mining and metals company to be granted the aluminium industry’s Chain of Custody certification by the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI). The certification means Rio Tinto will be the only company selling aluminium that customers can be assured has been produced to the highest environmental, social and governance standards, placing Rio Tinto at a competitive advantage.

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Boyne Smelters Begins Aluminium Can Recycling

In time for National Recycling Week (9-15 November), Boyne Smelters Limited (BSL) is now operating Queensland’s only and Australia’s largest aluminium can recycling facility after a successful pilot proved the potential of the value-add processing concept earlier this year.
The smelter is now recycling around 13 million aluminium cans a month, which will add 2,400 tonnes of aluminium to its production annually.