Aluminium - context & sourcing

Aluminium - context & sourcing

Eva Lagarde

Understanding about aluminium sourcing, manufacturing and its applications in the beauty and the sustainability aspect of the material

In this topic, the following SDG targets can be applied:



Aluminium is one of the Earth’s most abundant metals.

Aluminum is produced from primary production from ore and/or recycling of aluminum scrap. The main ore used for the primary production of aluminium is bauxite. This is refined into an intermediate product, alumina, that is then smelted into aluminum.

Aluminum has many advantageous properties such as being shatterproof, can have in-line printing, high quality and long lasting decoration, has a longer shelf life and is used in a variety of products.

It has been considered an important element in the ‘green revolution’.

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