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Can Manufacturers Institute Tells Trump Administration No Tariffs Needed for Aluminum Used to Make Beverage Cans

Posted: 22 June 2017
WASHINGTON, DC – June 22, 2017 – The Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI) today told the U.S. Commerce Department that aluminum can sheets and aluminum ingot, which are used to make beverage cans, are not a security risk that requires intervention in the form of tariffs or trade restrictions.CMI testified at the U.S. Commerce Department hearing on...

Canned Food Industry Asks Trump Administration to Exclude Steel Food Cans from Any Tariffs

Posted: 12 June 2017
WASHINGTON, DC – June 12, 2017 – Today, the canned food industry asked President Donald Trump and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to exclude tinplate steel from tariffs or other restrictions based on the potential increases in manufacturing cost and American manufacturing jobs losses. In a letter, signed by nearly 20 groups representing...

Northern Neck Montessori School Wins the School Recycling Challenge

Posted: 25 May 2017
WASHINGTON, DC—May 23, 2017—Northern Neck Montessori School, Kilmarnock, Virginia is the National Champion of the Great American Can Roundup’s (GACR) School Recycling Challenge. The students collected and recycled an average of 137 pounds of aluminum beverage cans each to become this year’s Grand Champion. Collectively, schools from 40 states...

Can Manufacturers Institute Asks Trump Administration to Exclude Tinplate Steel from Tariffs or Other Import Restrictions

Posted: 25 May 2017
WASHINGTON, DC – May 25, 2017 – Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI) executive told the U.S. Commerce Department yesterday that tinplate steel, the material used to make food cans, should be exempt from tariff and other import restrictions because of the vital role it plays in the U.S. economy.CMI President Robert Budway provided this perspective at...

Can Manufacturers Institute Appoints New Chairman: Jim Peterson, Ball Corporation

Posted: 24 May 2017
WASHINGTON, DC – May 24, 2017 - The Can Manufacturers Institute’s Board of Directors elected Jim Peterson, senior vice president, Ball Corporation; chief operating officer, food and aerosol packaging, its new chairman. Peterson succeeds Tom Snyder, president, Silgan Containers.Peterson has been with Ball Corporation since 2006 and has held the...

U.S. Air Force Academy Wins First Place in Commander-in-Chief's Recycling Challenge for the Second Year in a Row

Posted: 08 February 2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – February 8, 2017 – For the second year in a row, the U.S. Air Force Academy (USAFA) won the Great American Can Roundup’s (GACR) Commander-in-Chief’s Challenge for recycling more cans per cadet than any other Service Academy. Their 4,117 cadets recycled total of 3,507 pounds of cans.  The academy receives a $3,000 that will...

Aluminum Can Industry Challenge Raises $80,000 for Charities by Recycling More Than 167,000 Pounds of Beverage Cans

Posted: 05 December 2016
Ardagh Group's Elk Grove Village Facility Receives Top Honors; Ball Corporation Recycles Most Overall WASHINGTON, D.C. — Dec 5, 2016 —The Ardagh plant in Elk Grove Village, Illinois, recycled 8,732 pounds of aluminum beverage cans this year, earning them top honors in the 2016 Great American Can Roundup (GACR) Industry Challenge. The efforts...

Aluminum Cans Play a Prominent Role in Enhancing Consumer Experience

Posted: 25 August 2016
WASHINGTON, DC, August 25, 2016 - Aluminum cans play a prominent role in enhancing consumer drinking experience, according to a new research report released by Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI). The report, which looked at the science behind taste and the consumer sensory experience, found that multiple sensory cues, including the sound of a can...

New Study Shows Aerosol Containers Are Accepted In Most Recycling Programs Available To Americans

Posted: 27 July 2016
WASHINGTON, DC (July 26, 2016) – A comprehensive new study commissioned by a broad industry coalition shows that about 70% of Americans have the opportunity to recycle empty aerosol containers at the curb or at nearby recycling facilities.  The Consumer Specialty Products Association (CSPA), The Aluminum Association (TAA), the Can...

Girl Scouts of Central Maryland Council Wins Great American Can Roundup Recycling Challenge

Posted: 17 June 2016
WASHINGTON, D.C.—June 17, 2016 – The Girl Scouts of Central Maryland Council wins the fifth annual Great American Can Roundup (GACR) Scout Council Challenge by recycling 1,772 pounds of aluminum beverage cans. These outstanding recycling efforts result in the Girl Scouts of Central Maryland receiving $500 prize money plus the value of the recycled...

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