Sustainability weekly: iPhone 15 lineup flaunts more sustainable content than ever, with 75% recycled aluminium

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The world is witnessing a sudden surge in the adoption of sustainable initiatives due to the impending effects of global warming and carbon emissions. Last week was a marvellous time for global standardisations as the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative presented certifications to various companies for meeting their performance standards in producing aluminium products. Ningbo Tuopu Group, Vimetco Extrusion, Constellium Muscle Shoals, and Befesa Aluminio have all received certification for their respective plants in China, Romania, Alabama, Kentucky, and Spain. The certifications cover various aspects of the production process, including casting, extrusion, recycling, and material conversion. There is a piece of great news for gadget freaks: Apple's new iPhone 15 lineup will feature a C-type charging port instead of the proprietary Lightning charger. The series is made from 75% recycled aluminium and other recycled materials, reflecting Apple's commitment to sustainability. The company aims to make every product carbon-neutral by 2030 and is focused on using clean electricity and low-carbon materials in production.

Sustainability weekly: iPhone 15 lineup flaunts more sustainable content than ever, with 75% recycled aluminium

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Aluminium Stewardship Initiative has presented Performance Standard V2 (2017) Certification to Ningbo Tuopu Group Co., Ltd. under Provisional status. The certification is for the company's Light Alloy System 9th Unit in Ningbo, China, wherein it operates casting, semi-processing, aluminium remelting/refining and material conversion.

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On Tuesday, September 12, the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) announced that Vimetco Extrusion has been accredited with the ASI Performance Standard V2 (2017) Certification for its plant in Slatina, Romania, which manufactures extruded aluminium profiles and forms. The factory has three extrusion lines and can produce up to 35,000 tonnes annually.

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Constellium Muscle Shoals has reportedly acquired the Performance Standard V2 (2017) Certification from the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative for producing aluminium sheets, coils, and alloys in facilities at Muscle Shoals, Alabama, and Bowling Green, Kentucky.

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A new study on aluminium recycling cans conducted by the International Aluminium Institute (IAI) determines that effective global recycling of used aluminium beverage cans can save 60 million tonnes of Co2e annually by 2030. Along with IAI, Emirates Global Aluminium, Crown Holdings, Australian Aluminium Council, and Novelis led the study.

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Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) announced that Befesa Aluminio's aluminium recycling factory in Erandio, Vizcaya, Spain, has been accredited with the ASI Performance Standard V3 (2022) Certification.

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CEFLEX is the acronym for "Circular Economy for Flexible Packaging", and in 2020, it launched the 'Designing for a Circular Economy' (D4ACE) guidelines for the European packaging sector. CEFLEX and Recyda, two experts in recyclability, have now collaborated to offer a new service called 'Design Check'. This service is available to anyone who wants to assess their packaging design journey quickly and effectively.

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On September 7th, the Yulian Industrial Park photovoltaic project successfully connected its first phase to the grid for power generation. The project has been constructed by Suzhou Zhongxin New Energy Co., Ltd. and utilizes the roof of the Yulian Park factory building.

To know more: https://shorturl.at/nvCQ0

Digital Transformation

iPhone fanatics are ecstatic since Tim Cook has permitted the biggest change ever in the Apple charging module. Apple iPhone 15 lineup, for the first time, will have a C-type charging port instead of the tech giant’s proprietary Lightning charger. Though much has changed, a lot abides by Apple’s sustainability protocol since the series uses 75% recycled aluminium and other recycled elements for its make.

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