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A World Without Waste: The Rise of Urban Mining

The ‘urban mine’ can help transform the UK economy and support businesses of all kinds to meet their carbon reduction targets, explains Roger Morton, Managing Director for Technology and Innovation at EMR Metal Recycling. Urban mining is a philosophy that sees the material we recycle not as waste but as a valuable resource that can help us save the planet […]

A glimpse into UK Metals Expo 2022, the new event for the entire Metals Supply chain

The UK Metals Council is the proud partner of UK Metals Expo (UKME) to be held on 14 and 15 September at the NEC, Birmingham. The UK Metals Expo will be the first time that the entire industry is both represented and brought together fully under one roof from primary metal manufacture, supply chain management, processing metals, fabrication, surface coatings […]

The Future of Commodities is Circular

Glencore is better known for mining and marketing commodities than it is for recycling them. In an interview with the Swiss Trading and Shipping Association (STSA), Kunal Sinha, Head of Recycling for Copper, Cobalt and Electronics at Glencore, explains how this little-known aspect of its work is helping drive a more circular economy. Kunal, how long has Glencore recycled metals? Our Horne […]

Alupro sets out ‘key asks’ in aluminium manifesto

Alupro has unveiled its Aluminium Manifesto, which sets out seven ‘key asks’ to achieve ‘true resource circularity’ and harness legislative opportunities. Developed in-line with the UK environment targets, the Manifesto calls for ‘fundamental change’ in our national approach to packaging and waste management. It states the role of rejuvenated legislation and innovative and consistent consumer engagement in driving a strong […]

Changing the face of construction at The Forge

Steelwork is playing a significant role at the Forge project in London, where an innovative method is being used that could transform the construction industry into a leaner and greener sector. The £139m project for Landsec, in partnership with architect and engineer Bryden Wood, is blazing a trail that its backers hope will establish the new method and, as a […]

Racing Toward a Digital Future in Metals & Mining

A 2021 research from Boston Consulting Group (BCG) has revealed that digital investments made by metals and mining companies fall far short of their potential, with companies up to 40 per cent less digitally mature than comparable industries, such as automotive or chemicals. The same findings uncovered to what extent digital boosts performance across metals and mining business value chains. From […]

Technology metals: the need for a circular economy system

Countries around the World plan to reduce carbon emissions, often by the adoption of low carbon technologies, such as wind turbines, solar panels and electric vehicles. This increases demand for a range of materials, most of them metals, upon which these technologies depend. The transition to net zero is threatened by the vulnerability of the supply chains for these critical […]

OGUK Decommissioning Insight 2021

Welcome to OGUK’s Decommissioning Insight 2021, marking the end of a year in which we saw some recovery after the challenges of the global pandemic and commodity price collapse in 2020. While some of those challenges remain, the UK decommissioning industry is looking to the future with purpose. We’re establishing our key role in the transition to a low carbon […]

Galvanized Steel and Sustainable Construction: Solutions for a Circular Economy

This guide sets out a vision for galvanized steel based upon circular thinking. It makes the case for galvanized steel as a flexible, robust construction material, ideally suited to circular design. In addition to providing technical information for construction professionals, the publication showcases latest projects from across Europe and the UK. It makes clear how designing with circular principles in […]

Why Engagement is key to kick-starting stagnating recycling rates

In this article, Tom Giddings, general manager of Alupro, explores the results of WRAP’s latest recycling tracker survey and explains why consumer engagement is key to kick-starting stagnating recycling rates According to WRAP’s latest recycling tracker survey,(1)householders nationwide remain widely unclear about what they can and can’t recycle. Indeed, almost half of respondents (44%) believe that instructional information provided by […]

New sector voice for manufacturing apprenticeships launched

The Minister for Skills, Alex Burghart MP announced the launch of a new partnership between industry and Government to grow the number of high-quality apprenticeships in the manufacturing sector. The Minister said: The group has my full support in its vital agenda to grow the number of high-quality apprenticeships, the opportunities for young people, the number of manufacturing SMEs offering […]

Swedish EV maker Polestar to open research base in the Midlands

Swedish electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer Polestar announced today it will open a new research facility in the Midlands, creating employment opportunities for more than 800 people. Polestar opened a MIRA-based site in the Midlands in 2019 as the home of its UK R&D operations, which will soon expand to include a second facility. By the end of 2023, more than […]

Trade and Decarbonisation

It was interesting to see the USA highlight decarbonisation when removing steel tariffs with the EU. I believe that increasingly we will see a strong link between climate commitments and trade.

Understanding why Elon Musk selected steel

Understanding why Elon Musk selected steel, rather than carbon fibre to construct his space rocket, is an exemplar of materials selection and a good reminder that when it comes to materials applications our latest technologies rely on better and more advanced steels to be successful.

Liberty Steel unit faces winding up petition – BBC News

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