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CMI Signed on to a Letter from the American Fruit and Vegetable Processors and Growers Coalition to Secretaries of Ag, HHS, Homeland Security and Labor Asking for Regulatory Relief and Assistance

Posted: 22 April 2020
CMI, along with canned fruit and vegetable companies and their can suppliers, sent a letter to numerous government agencies asking for regulatory relief and assistance.Companies that provide the vast majority of America’s canned and frozen fruits and vegetables are committed to providing the produce products that America needs while...

Manufacturing Container-Focused Trade Associations Align in Support of Beverage Container Deposit Programs

Posted: 20 April 2020
April 20, 2020 - Leadership from the aluminum, glass and plastic (PET) industries have joined together over the past month to emphasize the critical role that the recycled bottles and cans redeemed and returned through the country’s 10 beverage container deposit programs play in the supply chains of essential packaging.Federal guidance issued by...

Can Manufacturing is a “Critical or Essential Business” during Pandemic

Posted: 29 March 2020
MARCH 29, 2020 -- WASHINGTON, DC — As the federal, state and local authorities around the country identify critical businesses needed to remain open during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI) strongly encourages can manufacturing be considered a critical business or essential industry.  Authorities should consider not...

Can Manufacturing is a “Critical or Essential Business” during Pandemic

Posted: 21 March 2020
WASHINGTON, DC — As the federal, state and local authorities around the country identify critical businesses needed to remain open during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI) strongly encourages can manufacturing be considered a critical business or essential industry.  Authorities should consider not only can...

Food Industry Asks for Clarification Regarding Bans and Curfews

Posted: 19 March 2020
CMI, along with 59 other food, beverage and consumer packaged good industry associations, sent a letter to State and Local Elected Officials requesting assistance clarifying business that are exempt from local gathering bans and curfews, etc. As of March 15, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended that gatherings be...

Can Manufacturers Institute Asks Trump Administration for Immediate Waiver from Steel Tariffs

Posted: 18 March 2020
WASHINGTON, D.C. —  The Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI) calls on the Trump Administration to immediately suspend tariffs on steel used to manufacture food and aerosol cans.  Outsized demand for everyday canned foods and disinfectant products is straining supply chains.  Can manufacturers desperately need a steady source of...

Can Manufacturing is a “Critical Business” during Pandemic

Posted: 16 March 2020
WASHINGTON, D.C. — As the federal, state and local authorities around the country consider which critical businesses need to remain open during the Covid-19 pandemic, the Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI) strongly encourages can manufacturing be considered priority business or critical industry.  Authorities should consider not only can...

Can Manufacturers Institute Seeks Consultant to the CMI Chemical and Food Safety Subcommittee

Posted: 13 January 2020
WASHINGTON, DC – December 2019 – The Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI) is seeking a Technical and Regulatory Chemical and Food Safety Consultant that will report directly to the Director of Government Relations, Chair of the Chemical and Food Safety Committee and CMI President.Relevant Work Experience: Candidate should have, at...

Can Manufacturers Institute Affirms Positive Sustainability Attributes of the Aluminum Beverage Can

Posted: 12 November 2019
WASHINGTON, DC – November 12, 2019 – The Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI) affirms the beverage can as the most recycled drink package in the world. In the United States, the recycling rate for the aluminum beverage can of 50 percent is considerably higher than the U.S. recycling rate for the plastic PET bottle of 26 percent. The...

REPORT: Aluminum Can Maintains Position as Most Sustainable Beverage Package

Posted: 09 September 2019
 September 9, 2019 - A newly released report by the Aluminum Association and the Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI) shows that aluminum cans continue to outperform competitive packaging types on a number of key sustainability metrics.The new report – “The Aluminum Can Advantage: Key Sustainability Performance Indicators 2019”...

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