The Circular Aluminium Action Plan is the sector’s strategy for achieving aluminium’s full potential for a circular economy by 2030. It builds on the aluminium industry’s Vision 2050, with a focus on recycling and provides policy recommendations for EU policymakers for the new Circular Economy Action Plan and the EU’s objectives to reduce its CO2 emissions.
Aluminium has the potential to be a key driver to Europe’s transition to a climate-neutral and circular economy. It is a vital metal, creating a wide variety of products and materials that are essential contributors to achieving a greener future for Europe. By combining aluminium with different alloying elements, a wide range of properties can be obtained (lightweight, durability, conductivity, formability). Thanks to these unique properties, aluminium helps other sectors to achieve their own targets for CO2 emissions reduction; in particular the transport sector.
The aluminium industry wants to ensure that all types of scrap generated are of high quality and that they are minimised and recycled in the most efficient way.