and is part and parcel of sustainability. Cutting down on waste and encouraging recycling is essential for economizing resources, such as raw material, water and energy. This helps diminish pollution and the generation of waste and advances the circular economy.
Within CBA’s ESG strategy, recycling is a pillar underpinning both our administrative practices and our business operations.
We believe corporate strategy and sustainability must go hand in hand. Only through concrete initiatives can we achieve progress toward our targets to make a positive imact on our planet.
CBA uses scrap in its aluminum casting processes. In addition to the dedicated recycling plants - Metalex and Alux - the Alumínio and Itapissuma plants also carry out this process. The Alumínio client has a recycling production capacity of 162,000 metric tons a year.
CBA strives to consume more scrap in the production of its products, which helps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, while also maximizing the efficient use of resources through material recycling.
Through Metalex and our Alux do Brasil acquisition, CBA is delivering on its strategy to expand recycling. Aluminum is infinitely recyclable and can be used and reused to produce products for consumers. This is the circular economy in action.
CBA uses scrap in its aluminum casting processes. Besides Metalex, a dedicated recycling facility, our Itapissuma and Alumínio plants also use aluminum scrap. In 2022, our Alux do Brasil acquisition will expand CBA’s post-consumer scrap recycling capacity, while our proprietary ReAl technology will allow us to recycle flexible and carton packaging using a breakthrough chemical process.
Other leading CBA initiatives related to recycling: