Global Life Cycle Inventory Data for Primary Aluminium

The 2010 Aluminium Life Cycle Inventory Data highlight the progress in environmental performance of the Worldwide Primary Aluminium Industry, which increased its production output by 30% from 2005 to 2010. During the same period considerable improvements took place in production facilities, with phasing out of old plants and strong investments in new, large-scale, state of the art production capacities.

European Life Cycle Inventory Data for Primary and Recycled Aluminium, Rolling and Extrusion

Whenever organizations are carrying out Life Cycle Analysis for aluminium products in which it is appropriate to use European data, the European Aluminium Association contributes in supplying information and data, making its best to provide information in line with the study goal and scope.

North American Life Cycle Assessment, Tracking Product Impact Through All Life Stages

The North American aluminum industry was an early developer of research on the environmental impact of material production and use. This was due to the work done by the Aluminum Association. This industry supports the life cycle assessment approach which follows the impact of a product through its life including raw material extraction, production, use and disposal or recycling.

Environmental Metrics

The Environmental Metrics Report is an adjunct to the Global Life Cycle Inventory (LCI) Data for the Primary Aluminium Industry and delivers Life Cycle Impact Assessment (LCIA) results for the worldwide primary aluminium industry using 2010 data. It evaluates the significance of potential environmental impacts based on the LCI flow results against a defined set of impact categories, which can be tracked over time.