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Shift to over 90% recycled tin into Amcor tin capsules

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Amcor Capsules has announced a strategic shift by introducing more than 90% recycled tin into its premium tin capsules and sparkling foils range. 


The company has now established sourcing schemes that will enable it to use recycled tin from end of life products, such as car radiators and batteries, ship propellers and bronze scraps from ornaments or statues. After recycling, the tin material is adapted and reused for capsules and capping purposes. 


The integration of pre consumer and post consumer recycled tin does not change the production process nor the lead time and quality of the final products, ensuring consistency for our customers. 


The integration of recycled content into its tin capsules and sparkling foils enables the company to reduce the carbon emissions of its product by up to 70% (cradle to gate), with a certified level of GHG emissions reduced to 1.6 tons of CO2e per tonne of tin, in comparison with the global average at 6.6 tonnes of CO2e per tonne of tin. 


In addition, Amcor Capsules can confirm that tin products are recyclable, and has received a certificate from Institute Cyclos-HTP that confirms a recyclability of 99% for tin capsule in countries where the capsules can be recycled through both glass and metal recycling streams and 60% in countries where metal collection and sorting cannot be assumed as predominant.


This shift towards recycled material addresses a key requirement in the wine and spirits’ market: the demand for high quality tin capsules that make no compromise between premium design and more sustainable packaging solutions.


‘We are proud of our continuous innovation,’ said Bertrand Daru, sustainability director. ‘This strategic shift means that our customers benefit from the same premium caps and sparkling foils, but with a more sustainable profile that supports their own environmental targets. After successfully integrating recycled content into our screw cap range, we are proud to extend this innovation to the tin segment of our portfolio.’ 




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