Performance and progress
We have a number of more sustainable packaging products under development, and invested $2.4 million in four programmes in 2014. These included further developing steel for food packaging that avoids the need to use chromium VI and bisphenol A.
We are also reducing the thickness of steel to reduce the weight of the cans, and this will ultimately cut carbon emissions from transport. We are using our lifecycle analysis expertise throughout the development process, from design to production.
Steel has the highest recycling rate of any packaging material in the European Union. We continue our work with municipal authorities to improve packaging recycling rates – see outcome 4.