Renewable Matter # 06-07 / October-December

The Treasure Hidden in the Mines

by Duccio Bianchi

The Good News: In Italy, Aluminium is Now Produced with 100% Recyclable Materials. The Bad News: 40% of Aluminium Used in Urban and Industrial Areas is Discarded.


This article is condensed from the study Le miniere urbane dell’alluminio (Urban Mining of Aluminium) produced by CiAl – Consorzio imballaggi alluminio (Aluminium Packaging Consortium) (forthcoming).


After Germany, Italy is the second largest producer of aluminium in Europe. Italy is also the leader in the production...

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