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EAA pays respects to Dick Dermer

Gerd Götz, EAA director-general, has issued a statement to pay tribute to Dick Dermer, former secretary general of the European Aluminium Association, who passed away on 4 April. Gerd Götz said: “The European Aluminium Association offers its condolences to Dick’s family. He was an inspirational leader for the European Aluminium sector, known for his vision […]

Calls for urgent ETS reform

In response to a vote in the European Parliament’s ENVI Committee on the ETS Market Stability Reserve, director-general of the European Aluminium Association Gerd Götz has issued a statement.

Alu cans still top sustainable choice

Aluminium cans are the most recycled and recyclable beverage container on the market and they are becoming even more sustainable according to a report by environmental research firm PE International. The report updates a prior life cycle assessment study released in 2010, and shows that an aluminium can made in the US and Canada today: […]


Roundtable event on the future of aluminium

Under patronage of the Italian Presidency of the EU Council, the Italian aluminium association, Centroal, and the European Aluminium Association (EAA) hosted a Roundtable in Rome. The event, titled ‘A New Deal for European Industrial Renaissance: Concrete Measures towards a Competitive and Sustainable Economy’ brought together some of the aluminium industry’s customers and European and […]

2030 Energy and Climate Package

In response to the EU Council’s conclusions on the 2030 Climate and Energy package, the European aluminium industry welcomes the confirmation that measures to stop investment leakage will continue after 2020. Director-general of the European Aluminium Association (EAA) Gerd Götz syas, “Today, EU Heads of state and government sent a clear signal that high energy […]

On it’s way…

The November issue of CanTech International is nearly ready to go. We have been working hard as always to get everything ready, and with Asia CanTech starting just next week we haven’t stopped for a second here in the office. Aluminium is the focus this time, and we kick off the issue with an interview […]

EAA predicts growth for the aluminium market

The European Aluminium Association (EAA) has predicted that the European aluminium market will be driven by a demand for its applications in transport in years to come. End-use demand for aluminium in Europe is expected to grow from around 3.8 million tonnes per year today to 7 million tonnes in 2050, with the average use […]

Aluminium can recycling historically high

Aluminium beverage cans are once again the most recycled beverage packaging type in the United States, with an industry recycling rate of 66.7 per cent in 2013, according to new data released by the Aluminium Association, Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI) and Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI). For three years in a row the rate […]


EAA welcomes steps taken towards circular economy

The European Commission is working to strengthen the EU waste policy framework in order to transition to a circular economy. The European Aluminium Association (EAA) has welcomed this move  ”EAA welcomes the European Commission’s package and supports many of its flagship proposals, including the new requirements on waste exports to combat illegal shipments of waste, the […]

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