Fully recycled aluminium can a step closer
A new can aimed at the drinks market is the next step towards a 100% recycled aluminium product, according to its makers.
The Evercan created by US based Novelis is, the company says, the first can to be independently certified for its recycled aluminium content.
The can aims to allow drinks companies to deliver sodas, beer and other popular beverages in a low-carbon footprint package.
With a minimum of 90% recycled aluminium, the Novelis Evercan aluminium sheet has been certified for its high-recycled content by SCS Global Services, a third-party environmental, sustainability and food quality certification business.
When combined with the can end, made of a different alloy during the can making process, the Evercan will let beverage companies market a drink in standard 12oz aluminium cans certified as made from a minimum of 70% recycled content.
“We are excited to be able to deliver yet another tangible result of our commitment to sustainable aluminium product innovation,” said Phil Martens, Novelis president and chief executive officer.
“As the world’s leading supplier of aluminium beverage can sheet, this is an important step toward delivering on our ultimate vision of an aluminium can with up to 100% recycled content.”
The Evercan aluminium beverage can body sheet is commercially available now in North America and Europe, and will be available worldwide later this year.
The company’s efforts to increase the recycling of beverage cans is a key component of its plan to dramatically increase the recycled content of its products across its global operations to 80% by 2020.