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2022 - A year for the
circular economy. Summary video: A circular economy for circular materials
Earlier in the year Emilio Braghi, Executive Vice President Novelis & President Novelis Europe participated in a high-level webinar discussion alongside European Member of Parliament Bas Eickhout, Marius Vaščega from the European Commission and Martijn Lopes Cardozo from Circle Economy. The panel reflected that today only 12% of Europe is circular – so radical acceleration and scaling of circularity is needed. The EU’s upcoming Sustainable Products Initiative is one such opportunity to make circularity the norm and to transition to a climate-neutral, resource-efficient circular economy. True climate neutrality means not just zero emissions but also full circularity.
In particular, the webinar discussed policies that can help us achieve these goals, such as:
As a sustainable frontrunner, Novelis is committed to becoming a fully circular business in a fully circular economy.
Emilio Braghi, Executive Vice President, Novelis and President, Novelis Europe calls for an enabling political framework to promote circularity. To increase scrap availability, there is the need to set up systems that incentivize circular products as well as investments in better collection and sorting facilities. All players in the market need to commit and to join efforts in implementing closed-loop recycling systems and in developing high recycled content and uni alloys.
The automotive industry is in the midst of a transformation. Industry 4.0 is rapidly becoming a reality throughout the sector, and the decarbonization megatrend is accelerated by digitization, new technologies, and the rise of e-mobility. Decarbonization impacts the entire sector’s ecosystem: OEMs, suppliers, semi-finished products and raw materials, as well as recyclers, authorities, and ultimately, end customers.
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