World’s leading provider of innovative sustainable aluminum packaging Ball Corporation and Del Monte Foods have joined hands to pledge their commitment to sustainability aligned to Government of India’s ambitious target of achieving net-zero emission by 2070 and reduce the carbon intensity of the economy by 45% by 2030, With support from Ball, Del Monte Foods recently transitioned from using traditional three-piece tin cans for its beverage products to adopting infinitely recyclable two-piece aluminum beverage cans. The company is a leader in packed food items including canned fruit juices.

Mahesh Kanchan, CEO, Del Monte Foods, said, “In recent years, the Indian beverage industry has undergone a remarkable transformation in packaging for juice. This change is much more than catching up with the trend; it mirrors the evolving preferences of the consumers and an increasing environmental consciousness. The two-piece aluminum beverage cans, composed of a body and an end, possess a lightweight characteristic, whether they are empty or filled with liquid. This attribute indirectly aids in enhancing the fuel efficiency of transport vehicles, subsequently reducing carbon emissions. Additionally, due to their lightweight nature, the manufacturing process requires fewer materials, leading to a decrease in carbon dioxide emissions. Furthermore, the cans’ inherent quality of being infinitely recyclable makes a substantial contribution to our sustainability efforts.”

The two-piece aluminium beverage cans also provide wider canvas for better visual HD packaging on the can, enhancing its aesthetic appeal. Kanchan further emphasized, “Our transition to aluminum cans is motivated by the improved consumer experience they offer, especially for fruit beverages. The contents inside cool down more rapidly, and these cans exhibit greater resistance to corrosion.”

Manish Joshi, commercial director for Asia at Ball Corporation, said, “As a prominent producer of aluminum beverage cans, we bear responsibility for sustainability and the reduction of our partners’ carbon footprint. Given the increasing consumer concerns about environmental pollution and the global shift towards a circular economy, many companies are transitioning to aluminum cans. Infinitely recyclable and economically valuable, aluminum packaging is one of the most sustainable packaging solutions available today. Our two-piece aluminum beverage cans provide a wide range of advantages for our partners and consumers due to their user-friendly attributes. These cans allow the customers to have 360 degrees branding, faster cooling, and offer modern appearance. Moreover, their ease of portability and disposal further increases their appeal to the end-users