Cans Drive Recycling Webinar
Aluminum used beverage cans (UBCs) have consistently driven the economic viability of many recycling programs. In fact, a recent report released by the Can Manufacturers Institute, Aluminum Beverage Can: Driver of the U.S. Recycling System, found that without the revenue stream from UBCs, most material recovery facilities (MRFs) in the United States would not be able to operate without making other changes to their business practices. In spite of its relatively high value, the report also finds that up to 25 percent of UBCs entering MRFs are missorted and do not end up in UBC bales. Additional aluminum can capture equipment, such as eddy current separators and robots, can capture many of these missorted aluminum cans and, because of the can’s relatively high value, can pay for themselves in as short as one year.
During this webinar, you will learn:
- How the revenue from UBCs drives the U.S. recycling system
- How UBCs are missorted at MRFs
- What is the effectiveness and return on investment of this aluminum can capture equipment (eddy current separators and robots)
- Why too many MRFs have not invested in this equipment, and
- How MRFs across the country have already seen success from installing more aluminum can capture equipment.
Scott Breen, Vice President of Sustainability, CMI
Kate Davenport, Co-President, Eureka Recycling
John Hansen, Co-Owner, Single Stream Recyclers
Jeff Lacey, Senior Staff Scientist, Idaho National Laboratory,
U.S. Department of Energy
Jon Powell, Vice President, Closed Loop Partners
Corinne Rico, Project Manager,Gershman, Brickner & Bratton