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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...

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...

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