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U.S. Coast Guard Academy Wins Overall in Inter-Academy Recycling Contest Sponsored by the Can Manufacturers Institute

Posted: 22 April 2014
 Pictured above: Cadet McKenzie Hudgins, C1C, U.S. Military Academy, Cadet Allyson Roesch, 3/c, Echo Company, U.S. Coast Guard Academy, Cadet Kimberlee Capp, 3/c, Echo Company, U. S. Coast Guard Academy WASHINGTON, D.C. – April 22, 2014 – The U.S. Coast Guard Academy claimed top honors in the Great American Can RoundUp’s (GACR)...

A New Study in the American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine Reveals the Nutrition, Cost and Safety Benefits of Canned Foods

Posted: 11 March 2014
 Washington, D.C., March 3, 2014 – A new study published in the American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine addresses the common call to action from public health experts to improve access to and consumption of fruits and vegetables. Findings from the Michigan State University (MSU) study shows that canned foods deliver on nutrition, affordability...

Can Manufacturers Institute Wins Gold in Association TRENDS’ 2013 All-Media Contest

Posted: 16 January 2014
WASHINGTON, D.C. – January 16, 2014 – Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI) won top honors forits sustainability microsite and direct marketing piece from the Association TRENDS’ 2013 All-Media Contest.CMI, in partnership with Fixation Marketing, launched the business-to-business sustainability microsite, Cans: The Sustainable & Smart Solution (...

Aluminum Can Industry Recycling Challenge Collects 178,000 Pounds of Beverage Cans Resulting in More Than $133,600 Donated to Charity

Posted: 18 November 2013
WASHINGTON, D.C. —Nov. 18, 2013 – The Great American Can RoundUp Industry Challenge, sponsored by the Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI), declares Rexam Beverage Can North America as the 2012-2013 competition winner. This year, the aluminum can industry collected and recycled 178,000 pounds of beverage cans, raising more than $133,600 for local...

Fourth Annual Great American Can Roundup School Challenge Officially Launches

Posted: 15 November 2013
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Nov. 15, 2013 – Local schools around the country are invited to participate in the fourth annual Great American Can RoundUp (GACR) School Challenge as the United States celebrates America Recycles Day.  Sponsored by the Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI), schools that recycle the most cans in their state will receive money $1,...

Can Manufacturers Institute’s Industry Recycling Challenge Raises $133,695 for Local Charities

Posted: 15 November 2013
WASHINGTON, D.C. —Nov. 15, 2013 – The aluminum beverage can industry raised $133,695 for local charities by recycling 178,099 pounds of cans, which equates to more than 5.7 million beverage cans, for the Can Manufacturers Institute’s (CMI) Great American Can RoundUp Industry Challenge.  Ball Corporation came in first place in the annual...

Aluminum Can Continues Leadership in Sustainable Packaging as Most Recycled Beverage Container

Posted: 25 October 2013
ARLINGTON, VA., October 24, 2013 – Industry recycling of aluminum beverage containers in the United States continued its decade-long upward trend in 2012 with a rate of 67%, according to data released by the Aluminum Association, Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI) and Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI). This is the highest...

First Lady Michelle Obama to stop in Watertown, WI to encourage Americans to drink more water. Wisconsin-based water charity, CannedWater4kids agrees.

Posted: 11 September 2013
Watertown, WI — First lady Michelle Obama will be at Watertown High School on Thursday, September 12 to encourage Americans to drink more water. She will join Partnership for a Healthier America president and CEO Lawrence A. Soler to launch a new nationwide campaign.Wisconsin-based water charity, CannedWater4Kids (CW4K) also feels that...

New CanCentral.com Destination for All Can Information

Posted: 07 August 2013
WASHINGTON, D.C. –July 24, 2013 – The Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI) announces a fresh new design for www.cancentral.com, which is the interactive destination to learn everything about cans. The re-launched website includes featured CMI initiatives such as Cans: The Sustainable & Smart Solution and the Great American Can RoundUp along with...

2013 Scout Council Challenge Results Announced

Posted: 05 June 2013
HUTCHINSON, KANSAS—June 5, 2013 – Girl Scout Troop 50044 continued their streak as the top national recycling troop in the second annual Great American Can Roundup (GACR) Scout Council Challenge by collecting 8,772 pounds of aluminum cans. Pitted against scouts from more than 139 troops/units participating in this year’s...

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