The infinitely recyclable Ball Aluminum tumbler now has the highest rate of recycled content of any beverage packaging in its class.
WESTMINSTER, Col., April 19, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL), a leading global supplier of infinitely recyclable aluminum beverage packaging, and aluminum recycler and supplier Novelis, today announced that the Ball Aluminum Cup™ is now made from 90% recycled content. This development builds on the infinite recyclability of the Aluminum Ball cup by reducing its carbon footprint, further positioning the product as a sustainable solution to packaging waste issues in the sports and entertainment, catering, retail and beverage.
Ball designed the lightweight aluminum cups to bring the circularity of beverage packaging to sports and entertainment venues in response to growing consumer preference for more sustainable products. Producing the cup with 90% recycled content significantly reduces its carbon footprint, as making it with recycled aluminum uses 95% less energy than with primary aluminum. Ball also recently received Cradle to Cradle® Bronze certification for the aluminum cup, underscoring the company’s commitment to making products that are safe, circular and responsibly produced.
“At Ball, we are committed to delivering innovative solutions that help create a true circular economy,” mentioned Dan FisherPresident and CEO of Ball Corporation. “Foil beverage packaging – including the Ball Foil Tumbler – has always been a sustainable alternative to plastic, and this update only reinforces its sustainability attributes. We aim to provide solutions that not only benefit our global customers, but also the planet, and we are thrilled to partner with Novelis to bring an aluminum cup made with 90% recycled content to communities around the world.”
“In line with Novelis’ goal of ‘Shaping a Sustainable World Together,’ we are focused on innovating alongside customers like Ball to increase the use of recycled content in their products,” mentioned Steve FisherPresident and CEO of Novelis Inc. “We are proud of our long-standing partnership with Ball and our joint efforts to increase the use of aluminum for beverage packaging. Aluminum beverage packaging – bottles, cans and tumblers – is a perfect product for the circular economy as it can be recycled again and again without ever losing their material properties.”
The aluminum cup, made in Rome, Georgia, and made with 90% recycled content is available now and currently being used by Ball customers. In fact, aluminum cups are helping to drive sustainability at sports and entertainment venues across the country, including at Ball Arena in denverSoFi Stadium at Los AngelesHard Rock Stadium in MiamiState Farm Arena in AtlantaLucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolisand Climate Pledge Arena at Seattle. At the Ball Arena in particular, aluminum beverage packaging has helped eliminate more than 350,000 single-use plastic cups and bottles, and the arena is on track to eliminate more than one million plastic cups and bottles. single-use plastic in 2022.
Infinitely recyclable and economically valuable, aluminum is the most sustainable beverage packaging material and, like aluminum cans, aluminum cups can be easily recycled. In fact, 75% of the aluminum ever produced is still in use today and aluminum cans, tumblers and bottles can be recycled and back on a store shelf in as little as 60 days. In addition to its strengths in durability and recycling, the aluminum cup is lightweight, sturdy, cool to the touch and offers a high drinking experience.
About Ball Corporation
Ball Corporation provides innovative and sustainable aluminum packaging solutions for beverage, personal care and household products customers, as well as aerospace and other technologies and services, primarily for the US government. Ball Corporation and its subsidiaries employ 24,300 people worldwide and had net sales in 2021 of $13.8 billion. For more information, visit www.ball.com, or connect with us on Facebook or Twitter.
Novelis Inc. is driven by its goal of shaping a sustainable world together. We are a global leader in the production of innovative aluminum products and solutions and the world’s largest aluminum recycler. Our ambition is to be the leading provider of sustainable, low-carbon aluminum solutions and to achieve a fully circular economy by partnering with our suppliers, as well as our customers in the aerospace, automobile, beverage cans and specialties. North America, Europe, Asia and South America. Novelis achieved net sales of $12.3 billion in financial year 2021. Novelis is a subsidiary of Hindalco Industries Limited, a leader in the aluminum and copper industry, and the flagship metals company of the Aditya Birla Group, a multinational conglomerate based in Bombay. For more information, visit novelis.com.
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