Novelis joins Circular Economy 100

Novelis has announced its induction into the Circular Economy 100 (CE100), a global platform aiming to bring together companies, emerging innovators, cities and regions to accelerate the transition to a circular economy.

Study into ‘permanent materials’

According to a study conducted by Swiss consultancy firm Carbotech AG in collaboration with the University of Applied Science Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW), aluminium and steel fulfil the criteria for ‘permanent materials’. The study claims that the current approach of classifying materials as renewable or non-renewable is insufficient for the development of good practices in sustainable […]


CCE’s new high speed canning line

Coca-Cola Enterprises’ new £16.6m high-speed canning line at its Sidcup site is now operational and will increase on-site production with the line’s capacity increasing from 57,600 cans per hour (cph) to 110,000cph. The new high-speed line, replacing an older line on-site, is CCE’s only multi-formatted line in Great Britain (GB) designed to produce both the […]


Euro CanTech Day Two

The second day of presentations was set in motion this morning by John Revess of Rexam. The delegation were no doubt interested to hear if he would discuss the potential takeover by Ball, and whilst this was mention briefly in the beginning, the main body of his presentation was devoted to his specialist area of […]

MPE appoints Nachtergaele as general secretary

Joris Nachtergaele has been appointed secretary general of Metal Packaging Europe, the trade body representing the united interests of producers and suppliers of rigid metal packaging across Europe. Joris will be responsible for promoting the interests of Metal Packaging Europe’s members in Brussels. “We are very pleased to confirm Joris’ appointment. He has the skill […]


Concerns over withdrawal of Circular Economy Package

APEAL (the Association of European Producers of Steel for Packaging) has voiced concerns over the European Commission’s withdrawal of the revised Circular Economy Package announced last July by the previous European Commission. APEAL is of the opinion that all EU member states should reach for higher recycling targets for all packaging materials, in the interest […]


Novelis commits to evercan aluminium

Novelis has announced it will convert all of its beverage can sheet to high-recycled content evercan aluminium by 2017. This commitment means that all can body sheet produced by Novelis will be certified 90 percent recycled content. The global industry average is 50 percent. Novelis’ evercan body sheet is priced at the same levels as […]


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