Extracting critical minerals for a better future. Ethically and sustainably.
Transformative thinking for a better future.
Generating 64% of Tasmania’s export value from 1% of our land area.
If it didn’t grow, it was mined
Sustainable Coffee Pods
Rio Tinto has partnered with coffee giant Nespresso to supply sustainable aluminium including from Bell Bay Aluminium, for its coffee capsules after becoming the world’s first company to be certified by the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI).
Did you know aluminium can be infinitely recycled? So next time you grab a coffee pod, ask yourself if it’s certified as sustainable.
Critical minerals for smartphones
From smartphones to earpods to laptops, minerals make electronic devices smaller, faster and more advanced. There are more than 27 billion networked devices globally – that’s 3.5 devices per person.
Every smartphone contains more than 40 mined metals and minerals, including copper, gold, silicon, manganese, silver and zinc.
High tech healthcare
High tech health care depends on mining.
Gold nanotechnology deliver antibodies into tumours. Rare earth elements are used in X-rays and MRIs and nuclear medicine is used to treat cancer. Copper kills viruses and bacteria on contact and Titanium is used to make surgical implants.
“Thirty things that are mined”
The world needs mining, but it’s important that it’s done responsibly so that mined land is still good land with managed biodiversity, water and land management practices. To be a mining engineer today is to have the least environmental impact.
Ingredients for your TV!
We visit Tasmanian Advanced Minerals on Tassie’s North-West and West Coast to hear about what it’s like to live where they work, and to see where the highest grade silica is mined before making its way in to high quality Samsung TV screens.
Saving the devils
We all have a responsibility to take care of the lands, the waters and our wildlife. Grange Resources have not only been returning biodiversity to the waterways, but have also been working to keep Tasmanian Devils out of harms way on both mine access and public roads.