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U.S. Coast Guard Academy Retains First Place in Second Annual Inter-Academy Recycling Contest

Posted: 22 April 2015
From left to right:  Robert Budway, Cadet Eva Saudris, Cadet Ivonne Lassalle, Cadet Carlie Gilligan, Cadet Victor Broskey, Midshipman Peter Rockhold, Midshipman Adam Hammer, Midshipman Alex McIntosh, LTJG Maria Beltre, and Ms. Maureen Sullivan WASHINGTON, D.C. – April 22, 2015 – For the second year, the U.S. Coast Guard Academy (USCGA)...

HELP FOR PICKY EATERS MAY BE AS CLOSE AS YOUR PANTRY

Posted: 10 February 2015
Studies with Moms and Children Find that Nutritious Canned Foods are Palate-Pleasing and Help Overcome Feeding Challenges WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Feb. 10, 2015 – Moms and dads, listen up: if your kids are “veggie-averse” and you’re tired of throwing untouched food away, the solution may be in your pantry…or Cantry®. A trio of recent studies...

The Beer Can Celebrates 80 Years

Posted: 23 January 2015
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, as America celebrates the 80th anniversary of enjoying beer in a can – one of the country’s greatest advances, the Beer Institute, the trade association representing America’s brewers, beer importers and suppliers, and the Can Manufacturers Institute, the national trade association of the metal can manufacturing industry,...

Leading Food Groups Create ‘Back to Balance Coalition’ to Promote Balanced, Practical Nutrition Guidance

Posted: 08 December 2014
New Polling Data Shows Dietitians, Health Professionals Prefer Balanced Information Over Prescriptive Food Policies Washington, DC, December 9, 2014 – A coalition of 18 food organizations today announced the formation of a new Back to Balance Coalition aimed at promoting balanced, practical and achievable dietary guidance.  The Coalition...

Aluminum Can Manufacturers Collected 217,350 Pounds of Beverage Cans in Industry Recycling Challenge, Resulting in More Than $179,400 Donated to Charity

Posted: 20 November 2014
WASHINGTON, D.C. —Nov. 20, 2014 –Rexam’s Beverage Can North America (BCNA) Chicago office received first place in the Great American Can RoundUp (GACR) Industry Challenge by recycling more than 78,000 pounds of aluminum cans, which equates to more than 2.7 million beverage cans.   The GACR Industry Challenge, sponsored by the Can...

Aluminum Can Recycling Holds at Historically High Levels

Posted: 24 September 2014
U.S. Industry Recycling Rate Remains Above 65 Percent for Third Consecutive Year ARLINGTON, VA., September 24, 2014 — Aluminum beverage cans are once again the most recycled beverage packaging type in the United States with an industry recycling rate of 66.7 percent in 2013, according to new data released by the Aluminum Association, Can...

Can Makers invite designers to get ‘appy’ with CanCreator

Posted: 17 June 2014
CanCreator, the world’s first free online drinks can design app, has been unveiled by the UK Can Makers, the trade body representing drinks can manufacturers in the UK. Specifically aimed at making it easy for designers to visualise and share creations in 3D, the app is now available for free online and to download for Mac and PC at...

More Than 57,000 Pounds of Aluminum Recycled For The Great American Can RoundUp Scout Council Challenge

Posted: 06 June 2014
WASHINGTON, D.C.—June 5, 2014 – Girls Scouts of Kansas Heartland Council receives National Recycling Champion award in the third annual Great American Can RoundUp (GACR) Scout Council Challenge by recycling 32,199 pounds of aluminum cans and generating more than $16,000 for scouting activities. The top recycling troop of the 2014 GACR Scout...

Wyoming’s Riverton High School Alternative Program Wins Can Manufacturer Institute’s Recycling Contest

Posted: 12 May 2014
WASHINGTON, D.C.—May 12, 2014—Riverton High School Alternative Program in  Riverton, WY, won first place in the fourth annual Great American Can RoundUp (GACR) School Challenge by collecting nearly 7,000  pounds of aluminum cans. A mere 24 students collected a little more than 287 pounds per student to claim this year’s top honors. In...

Consumer Demand Continues To Drive Sustainability For Retailers

Posted: 02 May 2014
WASHINGTON, DC — April 30, 2014 —Nearly all retail executives agree that there is a growing consumer demand for sustainable packaging, according to a new study on sustainable packaging commissioned by the Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI). The survey of 400 executives and managers at food and beverage retail companies found that 97 percent of...

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