Emirates Global Aluminium has supplied 203 thousand tonnes of waste to other industries as feedstock in 2022. The amount was almost double the volume EGA generated during 2022, reducing stockpiles from previous years, and a 40 per cent increase on 2021 as industries recovered from COVID-19.EGA has worked for more than a decade with other industries in the UAE to find productive uses for by-products from aluminium production. Re-use diverts waste from landfill and reduces the need to exploit new natural resources, contributing to the development of a circular economy.EGA is a global leader in the re-use of spent pot lining, the largest single by-product stream from aluminium smelting. Worldwide, the aluminium industry produces over 1 million tonnes of spent pot lining every year according to industry experts, with much kept in indefinite storage. Use of EGA’s spent pot lining as alternative raw material helps reduce greenhouse gases and nitrogen oxides from the cement sector.Other major by-product streams for which EGA has found re-uses with other industries include carbon dust, dross, and potline process waste.