Term: Consumer Packaging | The Aluminum Association

Four Keys to Circular Recycling

In recent years, the aluminum industry in the United States has noted the increased use of elements including plastic labels and tops, shrink sleeves, adhesives and other non-aluminum components in what have traditionally been single-material aluminum containers.The introduction of these contaminants into the recycling stream is diluting the value of aluminum can recycling, causing operational and compliance problems for recyclers and creating safety issues for workers.

Aluminum Can Advantage: Use Phase

Aluminum Cans Carry Lower Carbon Footprint than Glass or Plastic Equivalents in Beverage Transportation and Refrigeration, Finds New Study

Aluminum Cans Carry Lower Carbon Footprint than Glass or Plastic Equivalents in Beverage Transportation and Refrigeration Finds New Study

ARLINGTON, VA – According to a new study conducted for the Aluminum Association by ICF International, the combined greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with the transportation and refrigeration of beverages in aluminum cans are lower than those associated with that of beverages in glass or plastic bottles under the same conditions.

The Aluminum Can Advantage

The aluminum can is the most sustainable, convenient and versatile container on the market today. Learn more here and below.

Study: Aluminum Cans Still Sustainable Beverage Package of Choice

20 Percent Improvement in Carbon Footprint; 70 Percent Recycled Content 3X Other Packages   

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