Global movement of beverage aluminum cans
ecoist previously posted the news that the world’s largest brewer, Anheiser Bush InBev, will turn all of the electricity used in European breweries into renewable energy. This news was one of the company’s “2025 Sustainability Goals”. Regarding carbon reduction, it was stipulated that “CO2 emissions in the entire value chain will be reduced by 25% by 2025.” On October 6, 2020, the company announced a new partnership to bring it closer to achieving its carbon reduction goals.
According to the announcement, the company has entered into a global partnership with Rio Tinto, a multinational company in the mining and resources sectors, to set new standards for sustainable aluminum cans. RioTint uses renewable hydropower to develop more sustainable cans from low carbon aluminum and recycled materials that meet industry-leading sustainability standards. Starting in North America, Anheiser Bush InBev will use more sustainable cans. This measure will enable carbon emissions to be reduced by more than 30% per can compared to similar cans produced by conventional manufacturing methods in North America. The first million cans produced under this partnership will be used in the fast-growing US beer Michelob Ultra.
Through this partnership, Anheuser-Busch InBev states that it will strengthen the transition to sustainable packaging and add traceability to the aluminum used in beer cans.
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