Overall, the entire process of transforming raw bauxite into aluminum is incredibly energy intensive, requiring copious amounts of electricity, water and resources to produce.half of the smelting energy consumed is courtesy of coal, one of the most notoriously polluting fuel sources known to mankind.
Also, when bauxite is extracted from the earth, the strip-mining process removes all native vegetation in the mining region, resulting in a loss of habitat and food for local wildlife as well as significant soil erosion. These are side effect of primary aluminium production industry and recycling is the main solution.
Due its commitment to help saving mother of nature, IIAC2016 is going to dedicate an special panel that exchange point of views about the local environmental issues.
Date & Location: 14-15:30, May 12, Main Hall, Olympic Hotel