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Novelis invests millions in US recycling plant

Work is underway on expanding and upgrading recycling capacity at Novelis’ facility in Greensboro, Georgia.

The aluminium specialist is investing US$ 36 million (EUR 32 million) in the latest equipment for scrap recycling, a new baghouse for improved dust mitigation and enhanced designs for safer and more efficient traffic flow. Novelis expects to complete the project by the autumn of 2021.

The development expands its capabilities in automotive closed-loop recycling, taking aluminium scrap created during stamping and recycling it for new vehicle production.

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‘We are investing in our recycling capabilities to increase the amount of recycled content in new vehicles,’ says Marco Palmieri, president, Novelis North America. ‘This investment demonstrates our commitment to helping our customers meet their sustainability targets.’

Beatriz Landa, manager of the facility, adds: ‘This investment enables us to continue to modernise our facility and capabilities to serve an even broader customer base for years to come.’

The facility at Greensboro will also continue to recycle used cans for the beverage packaging industry. Enhanced safety procedures will more effectively separate pedestrian walkways from mobile equipment traffic. The plant opened in 1980 and pioneers most of the majority of the company’s recycling technology.

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