(Japan Aluminium Federation)
Measures to cope with global warming
- On global scale, CO2 emission will be held down to below the 1990 level.
- In (domestic) rolling and extruding processes CO2 will be reduced in 2010 by about 10% from 1995. (As a whole, an increase of 28,000 tons per month.)
- The ratio of the use of aluminum scrap, which can reduce the use of energy by 3% as compared with new ingot, will be expanded to 36% in 2010. (It was 18% in 1990.) Overseas, CO2 emission will be held down to 127,000 tons per month
- Hold down CO2 through product development. Curb 300 tons of CO2 per month.
- Promote vigorous aluminum recycling.
- Promote conservation of energy and resources and ease the NOx problem in physical flow by carrying out comprehensive distribution measures.
- Support the manufacture of lighter aluminum cars and rolling stock.
Waste Disposal Measures
- Raising the rate of use of aluminum scrap.
From 18% in 1990 to more than 30% in 2010
- Recycling of aluminum dross.
From 35% in 1995 to more than 90% in 2010
- Recycling of industrial waste.
From 24% in 1995 to more than 50% in 2010
- Promotion of the aluminum recycle.
- Restraining the generation of aluminum dross and promotion of its recycling.
- Make efforts to reduce the output of industrial waste and promote its effective use.
- In 2000 each company will build a setup that conforms to ISO14000.
Environmental Conservation in Overseas Business Activities
- Efforts will be made through appropriate ways to positively transfer technology and knowhow regarding environmental measures, energy-saving measures and resources-conservation measures which were researched and developed by our industry.
- This plan was drafted by the following seven companies:
- Sumitomo Metal Industries, The Furukawa Electric, Kobe Steel, Mitsubishi Aluminum Company, Nippon Light Metal, Showa Aluminum Corporation, Sky Aluminum.
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