Mining Waste Generated From Aluminium Production and Major Bauxite Producers, 2005
This map shows the major bauxite producers in the world by million tonnes per year. Bauxite is the main waste generated during the process of production of aluminum. Mining bauxite ore is produced during the first stage, followed by alumina (AI203), and smelting alumina, from which aluminum is finally derived.
The bar graph above illustrates the amount of waste produced from aluminium production. Legend narrates:
"In order to produce one tonne of aluminium...4 to 5 tonnes of bauxite have to be extracted. The mining process generates 10 tonnes of waste rock..."
United Nations Environment Programme / GRID-Arendal .
Cartographer/Designer: Cécile Marin, Emmanuelle Bournay.
Primary sources for the map: US Geological Survey, Mineral Commodity Summaries, 2006 (figures for 2005).
Primary sources for the graph: European Aluminium Association; Nachhaltige Stadtentwicklung beginnt im Quartier, Carsten Sperling et Oekoinstitut e. V. (Ed.), Freiburg, 1999.
© 2006 UNEP / GRID-Arendal
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