Novelis introduces 90% recycled aluminum can

ATLANTA — Novelis today announced the commercial availability of a high recycled-content aluminum designed specifically for the beverage can market.

With a minimum of 90% recycled aluminum, the Novelis Evercan aluminum beverage can body sheet will allow beverage companies to deliver soft drinks, beer and other popular beverages in a low-carbon footprint consumer package.

"We are excited to be able to deliver yet another tangible result of our commitment to sustainable aluminum product innovation," said Phil Martens, Novelis president and chief executive officer. "Our Novelis Evercan high-recycled content beverage can body sheet, backed by the industry's first independent certification program, represents tremendous progress in sustainable consumer products packaging. As the world's leading supplier of aluminum beverage can sheet, this is an important step toward delivering on our ultimate vision of an aluminum can with up to 100% recycled content."

The Evercan is the industry's first independently certified, high-recycled content aluminum, the company stated.

Novelis Evercan aluminum sheet has been certified for high-recycled content by SCS Global Services, a trusted leader in third-party environmental, sustainability and food quality certification, auditing, testing and standards development. Novelis is initially offering aluminum can body sheet guaranteed to contain at least 90% recycled content. When combined with the can end made of a different alloy during the can making process, the new Novelis Evercan will enable beverage companies to market their beverages in standard 12-oz. aluminum cans certified as made from a minimum of 70% recycled content. The Novelis Evercan aluminum beverage can body sheet is commercially available now in North America and Europe and will be available worldwide later this year.

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