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Novelis charts further aluminium recycling progress

A new Jaguar model made with Novelis' high recycled content aluminium.

Global – At the end of its fiscal year 2015, aluminium rolling and recycling giant Novelis achieved an average of 49% recycled aluminium inputs – an increase of 19 percentage points from the baseline years of 2007-09, according to its recently-released sustainability report.

The company has doubled its recycling capacity over the past five years, thus ‘helping to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 13 percent from baseline’.

‘Novelis’ commitment to sustainability is fundamental to our success as the global leader in aluminium rolling and recycling,’ comments president and ceo Steve Fisher.

‘Our continued focus on sustainability enables us to provide the lower-carbon, high-recycled-content products our customers demand and provides a source of competitive advantage in the markets we serve,’ he adds.

In the same fiscal year, Novelis opened ‘the world’s largest and most technologically advanced aluminium recycling centre’ at Nachterstedt in Germany where up to 400 000 tonnes of aluminium scrap can be processed annually; the facility ‘will save 3.7 million tonnes of CO2 emissions a year’, it asserts.

The period also brought continued expansion of the company’s portfolio of certified high-recycled aluminium products, including beverage can sheet and the introduction of ‘evercycle’ aluminium sheet for food containers.

Since 2011, Novelis has invested approximately US$ 2 billion in expanding its recycling and production capacity.

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