Kevin Anton’s 30-plus-year career working in metals and mining led him to become the Vice President and first Chief Sustainability Officer in Alcoa’s 125-year history. Alcoa is the largest integrated aluminum company in the world, tracing the metal step by step from mining all the way to putting products on the shelf. Perhaps the most important aspect of aluminum is its infinite recyclability. Recycling the metal only takes 5% of the energy used to create it, and it can be back on the shelf or placed into a product quickly and effectively.
“Sixty-five percent of aluminum cans get recycled,” Anton explains. “If you look at aluminum in cars or aluminum in buildings, they both have recycling rates approaching 90% or more. We’re keeping aluminum out of the landfills. There is a larger market for recycled aluminum than there is recycled aluminum available.”
June 14, 2013
Perhaps the most important aspect of aluminum is its infinite recyclability.
May 18, 2012
You may not think that an accounting degree and accounting background is a typical path to becoming a Chief Sustainability Officer and one of the world’s foremost experts on aluminum, but Alcoa’s Kevin Anton took just that path. Anton spent three-plus decades in finance in the metals and mining industry, but it wasn’t until the […]
August 8, 2011
Aluminum, also known as the "wonder metal," is used in all sorts of infrastructure and buildings, as well as transportation, airplanes and much more.