Bauxite and aluminium concentrates shortage


Aluminium has a base-life-index of about 250 years at current rate of extraction.


If the consumption level of developing countries were to grow to that of rich industrial countries, then aluminium reserves would only last 341 more years (1994 estimate).

Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and Production
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST