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Can Manufacturers Applaud Exclusion of Aluminum and Steel Tariffs in U.S. Canada and Mexico Trade Agreement

Posted: 17 May 2019
WASHINGTON, D.C. — May 17, 2019 — The Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI) applauds the exclusion of aluminum and steel tariffs from the U.S. Canada and Mexico Trade Agreement.U.S. can manufacturers are thrilled that an agreement is being reached without tariffs or quotas.The can industry relies on imported metal to make up for shortfalls of domestic...

NACS, CMI Resource Highlights the Value of Recycling at Convenience Stores

Posted: 24 April 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 24, 2019NACS Contact: Jeff Lenard, jlenard@convenience.orgCMI Contact: Sherrie Rosenblatt, srosenblatt@cancentral.comNACS, CMI Resource Highlights the Value of Recycling at Convenience Stores ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Recycling is good for the environment and for business, according to a new resource published by NACS and the...

Letter to President Trump Regarding Quotas (3/5/2019)

Posted: 06 March 2019
The Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI) wrote a letter to President Trump strongly opposing the adoption of aluminum and steel quotas or tariff rate quotas in future trade agreements with our trading partners Mexico, Canada, the European Union, Japan, and the United Kingdom. This letter is in response to Secretary Perdue’s comment to the House...

CMI's Response to NYT Article, "Could New York City Parks Be Going Plastic Bottle Free?"

Posted: 23 April 2018
April 23, 2018Winnie HuThe New York Times242 W 41st StNew York, NY 10036 Dear Ms. Hu,In response to your article “Could New York City Parks Be Going Plastic-Free,” published on April 20, 2018, in the New York Times, there is an obvious solution for consumers and the environment—the highly recycled aluminum beverage can!Aluminum beverage cans...

Can Manufacturers Disappointed in President’s Decision on Import Tariffs

Posted: 08 March 2018
Washington, DC – March 8, 2018 --The Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI) is disappointed the Trump Administration has proceeded with its ill-advised decision to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum.“The U.S. can manufacturers depend on stable, fair and robust markets for steel and aluminum to manufacture the 119 billion food, beverage, aerosol and...

Cans Are the Most Recycled Drinks Package in the World

Posted: 24 October 2017
WASHINGTON, DC., October 24, 2017 – Aluminum beverage cans are the most recycled drinks package in the world, according to a new analysis by Resource Recycling Systems (RRS).Commissioned by the Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI), Beverage Can Makers Europe (BCME) and Abralatas in Brazil, the study used global recycling data to calculate and...

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 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...

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