Amcor Capsules, has collaborated with Aludium, an aluminium supplier based in Europe to produce a low-carbon aluminium product for use in screwcaps.
The new aluminium product brought to market delivers more than 50% reduction in carbon footprint, “compared to the average carbon footprint for primary aluminium sold in Europe”.
The combined use of recycled content and low-carbon primary aluminium means that the new technology produces less than 4 tonnes of CO2 equivalent per tonne of aluminium, from raw material extraction up until delivery.
Bertrand Daru, sustainability director of Amcor Capsules, said: “We are passionate about bringing more sustainable products to market. We are already leading the market with 96% of our products being recycle-ready. But we want to go further and reduce the levels of CO2 emitted during manufacturing. Our aluminium screw caps now offer a more sustainable alternative for wine and spirits brands and distributors.”
Michael Brandner, specialities sales director at Aludium, said: “As a pioneer in offering certified low-carbon aluminium alloys to the market, Aludium is delighted to work with Amcor to continue to push for greater sustainability in packaging solutions. Thanks to heavy investments in Aludium assets, technology and processes, we are helping customers and end users achieve their carbon reduction targets.”
The GHG emissions produced by the aluminium product are verified by a third party and certified according to ISO-14067-1:2018 and the Greenhouse Gas Protocol Standards.
This certification process has been rigorously carried out between Amcor Capsules and Aludium to offer total transparency of the aluminium carbon footprint.
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