Recycled aluminium in warehouse
unloading used beverage can pallets from a lorry

About Novelis

Novelis is the largest producer of aluminium beverage can sheet and the world’s largest recycler of used beverage cans (UBCs), recycling roughly 70 billion UBCs each year. In the UK, Novelis Recycling has been driving the development of the infrastructure for aluminium beverage can recycling since 1990. The company purchases UK-sourced aluminium beverage cans for recycling.

The plant produces ingots for the beverage can manufacturing industry and as part of a European production system, has the capacity to recycle every aluminium beverage can sold in the UK.

We are committed to developing and supporting aluminium collection programmes.

We help local authorities, waste management companies, business owners and community enterprises, to maximise the potential of the valuable aluminium they collect. Novelis Recycling offers advice and support on all aspects of setting up and running a successful aluminium packaging recycling scheme.


Novelis is committed to working with all of its key stakeholders to realise social, environmental and economic benefits for people around the world. Whether it’s through the design and application of innovative products, recycling aluminium post-use, or by building long term partnerships through our stakeholder engagement efforts. Novelis is working to integrate sustainability into all aspects of our business.

We operate with a mind-set that integrates the many parts of our business activities and links the social and environmental aspects to our key economic business objectives. By doing this, we will continually find new ways of creating greater value for all of Novelis’ stakeholders and society as a whole.

Novelis UK Ltd ensures compliance with all regulatory requirements. This includes systems and controls to safeguard against any form of modern slavery taking place within the company or its supply chain, see our Statement. Additionally in compliance with the legislative requirements contained in Finance Act 2016, Novelis is publishing its tax strategy and approach here.