LANDSHUT, Germany—The BMW Group’s light metal foundry here has been recertified by an independent party for its sustainable use of aluminum, meeting the standards of the Aluminum Stewardship Initiative (ASI), an international nonprofit organization supported by environmental and industrial associations, aluminum producers and processing companies. The ASI defines sustainability criteria for an environmentally and socially responsible aluminum value chain.
For many manufacturing facilities, there is a steady task of handling wood pallet and crate trash following use. The costs can be thousands of dollars monthly, just to dispose of the trash. Wood trash build up is a safety hazard. Further and equally important for everyone to consider is the environmental impact of wood trash going into the landfill.
Electrification isn’t the only paradigm shift transforming the automotive manufacturing landscape today. Sustainability is also forcing companies to rethink traditional production models. A new initiative involving some of the auto industry’s biggest players will affect the global supply chain.
Chemical recycling of mixed plastic waste is both technically feasible and environmentally and financially promising.
June 27, 2022
KARLSRUHE, Germany—Chemical recycling of mixed plastic waste is both technically feasible and environmentally and financially promising, according to new research from Audi and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.