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Novelis commits to recycled aluminium

All of the aluminium can sheet of Novelis, the aluminium rolling business, will be under its high-recycled content brand by 2017.

Under its evercan brand, the can body sheet is certified 90 per cent recycled content, compared with the global industry average of 50 per cent.

Novelis president Phil Martens said: “Our plan extends our leadership in sustainability and is an important part of our long-term strategy to increase the recycled content in our products to 80 per cent by the end of the decade.”

Novelis will assist other aluminium manufacturers by sharing knowledge of the process to certify high-recycled content beverage sheet using the methodology of SCS Global Services, which certifies the evercan sheet.

Through an open-sourced platform, Novelius says it is committed to working with beverage brands, can-makers and other aluminium manufacturers to build the closed-loop, low-carbon economy of the future.

"Accomplishing this change is going to require all of these stakeholders to work together to make the use of recycled materials the standard for the beverage can industry and to increase recycling rates among consumers.”

Novelis has also recently received certification from SCS for its high-recycled content can end sheet production in North America in addition to the body sheet. This will be available internationally next year.


James Piper

Managing director

James Piper is Managing Director of Ecosurety. As well as providing a consistently high service to our customer base of over 1,000 companies, James is driven to bring about positive change in the compliance market through increased transparency and accountability. Since taking the position of MD in 2016, James has worked to demonstrate that recycling compliance need not be perceived as a tax, but an opportunity for brands to align their producer responsibility obligations with their sustainability agenda.


Written by James Piper Published 17/11/2014 Topics Sustainability

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