Aluminium (or aluminium) is a silvery grey, soft, non-magnetic ductile metal. It is the 3rd most abundant element on earth and a key metal that makes up the earth’s crust.
The ability for aluminium to be light and to resist rust corrosion has seen it used in a large volume of household goods and products, as well as extensively used in the Aerospace industry.
Mining for aluminium ore is a very expensive process that uses lots of electricity and affects local wildlife and ecosystems. Demand worldwide continues to increase creating a significant demand for the metal, while global warming concerns and other barriers create challenges in mass mining of the metal.