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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...

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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