Furniture manufacturer Vestre is now opening the world's most environmentally friendly furniture factory The Plus at Magnor in Norway. Over 23 tonnes of Hydro CIRCAL low-carbon aluminium have been delivered for the project. Hydro CIRCAL consists of at least 75% recycled aluminium, from products that have already lived a long life as a soda can, car part or other material.The Plus aims to reduce energy needs by at least 90% compared to similar conventional factory buildings. With more than 2,000 square meters of glass facades, up to 14 meters high, there are extreme requirements for energy performance, insulation, thermal bridges and building physics in general.For a number of years, Vestre has supplied sustainable outdoor furniture all over the world. For more than 70 years, the furniture manufacturer has created social meeting places for millions of people. The company has grown to become Europe's largest outdoor furniture manufacturer and is known for climate-friendly production, durable products and Nordic design. Through its products, Vestre contributes to creating social meeting places and arenas. Vestre uses a lot of aluminium in its furniture production and has furnished Aker Brygge in Oslo, Times Square in New York, Forum Des Halles in Paris, Hornsberg Strandpark in Stockholm, the Danish Architecture Center in Copenhagen and King’s Cross in London.The Plus is the largest investment in the Norwegian furniture industry in decades. Vestre's goal is to make the factory a global showcase for sustainable and highly efficient production. Spectacular architecture, a visitor center and a 300-acre experience park will also help to develop the furniture factory at Magnor into an attractive destination for visitors from all over the world. The Plus has at least 55% lower greenhouse gas emissions compared to a similar conventional factory.Hydro CIRCAL is Hydro’s proprietary brand of recycled aluminium made with a minimum of 75% recycled, post-consumer aluminium scrap, certified by third-party auditors DNV GL, and has a market-leading CO2 footprint of just 2.3 kg CO2e/kg aluminium or less.