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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...

Aluminum Can Maintains Position as Most Sustainable Beverage Container

Posted: 02 June 2016
2016 Key Performance Indicator Report Shows Continued High Recyclability, Material Value for CanARLINGTON, VA. –As millions of Americans gear up for picnics, concerts, hikes and other outdoor activities this summer, a new report released today by the Aluminum Association and the Can Manufacturers Institute finds that aluminum beverage cans remain...

Wyoming’s Riverton Alternative High School Wins Aluminum Recycling Challenge

Posted: 19 May 2016
Can Manufacturers Institute’s Great American Can Roundup School Challenge Participants Recycles More Than 146,500 Pounds of Aluminum Beverage Cans WASHINGTON, DC—May 19, 2016—Riverton Alternative High School in Wyoming takes top honors in the sixth annual Great American Can Roundup (GACR) School Challenge.  Twenty-two students collected...

U.S. Air Force Academy Seizes First Place in the Great American Can Roundup

Posted: 20 April 2016
From left to right:  Midshipman First Class Jodi Cull-Host, Midshipman Second Class Jeanelle Seals, Cadet First Class Bailee Harnett, Cadet Second Class Madison Martin, Midshipman Second Class Alyssa Whyte Third Annual Commander-in-Chief’s Challenge Recycles More Than 40,600 Aluminum CansWASHINGTON, D.C. – April...

Can Manufacturers Institute’s “Open Up to Cans” Video Wins Silver

Posted: 07 March 2016
Fixation Marketing Produced and Directed Award Winning Video Washington, DC – March 4, 2016 – Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI), in partnership with Fixation Marketing, received a Silver Award in the 2015 All Media Contest, sponsored by Association TRENDS Magazine. The winning entry, a custom video with two-minute and 60-second versions, was...

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