NEWS COMMENTARY

Ball Corporation launches fully recyclable aluminum cups

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August 29, 2019
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by Gihan Hewage
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With all of the hype around sustainable alternatives to single-use cups, Ball's aluminum cups stand out – use of these cups does not require building up a novel supply chain like most biodegradable options, and unlike other recyclable cup alternatives, these cups can be recycled numerous times in well-established recycling infrastructure. While there has been significant interest in developing novel recycling technologies, aluminum recycling is already well-established. Numerous brand owners – including both The Coca-Cola Copmany and PepsiCo – are introducing aluminum packaging as fully recyclable alternatives to plastic without needing to develop new technologies.

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