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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...

Third Annual Great American Can Roundup School Challenge Winners Announced

Posted: 13 May 2013
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Valley Elementary School in Cody, Wyoming, brought home national recycling champion honors in the Great American Can Roundup (GACR) School Challenge with an impressive 89,260 beverage cans collected per student, which equate to 2,582 pounds of aluminum. Valley Elementary School, along with 1,015 other schools across the United...

U.S. Air Force Academy Cadet Squadrons Winners in Can Manufacturers Institute’s Recycling Contest

Posted: 22 April 2013
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – April 22, 2013 – The United States Air Force Academy Cadet Squadron 09 won the inaugural Great American Can Roundup (GACR) contest by recycling a total of 4,166 beverage cans. Sponsored by the Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI), the GACR creates awareness of the environmental benefits of recycling cans. A...

Woodman Park School joined The Great American Can Roundup

Posted: 10 April 2013
DOVER — Woodman Park School has joined The Great American Can Roundup to help fight litter, save valuable resources and conserve energy contributing to a sustainable future. The proceeds Woodman Park School receives from recycling used aluminum cans will be used to fund replacing our deteriorating flagpole.Members of the Woodman Park School PTO...

2012-13 Can Manufacturer's Annual Report Just Released - Download a copy now!

Posted: 28 January 2013
Our new Annual Report is available for download here.

The Beer Institute celebrates the 78th birthday of the beer can!

Posted: 25 January 2013
WASHINGTON, DC  This week, the Beer Institute, the trade association representing Americas brewers, importers and suppliers, celebrated the 78th anniversary of canned beer, first introduced by the Gottfried Krueger Brewing Company in Richmond, Va. While the concept of canning beer was revolutionary in 1935, in 2011 beer in cans represented...

Aluminum Can Industry Recycling Challenge Results in Collecting Thousands of Pounds of Cans, Raising Nearly $183,083 for Charities

Posted: 15 November 2012
WASHINGTON -- As the nation celebrated America Recycles Day, the aluminum beverage can industry announced it had collected and recycled more than 235,100 lbs. of cans, raising nearly $183,830 for local charities across the country, the Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI) announced today. The Rexam North American beverage can headquarters office...

Third Annual Great American Can School Roundup Launches on America Recycles Day

Posted: 16 October 2012
WASHINGTON -- As the nation celebrated America Recycles Day, the aluminum beverage can industry announced it had collected and recycled more than 235,100 lbs. of cans, raising nearly $183,830 for local charities across the country, the Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI) announced today. The Rexam North American beverage can headquarters office...

Aluminum Can Extends Lead As Most Recycled Beverage Container

Posted: 28 August 2012
WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. recycling rate for aluminum beverage containers jumped seven percentage points, from 58.1 percent to 65.1 percent for 2011, the Aluminum Association, Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI) and Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) announced today. That means 61 billion cans were recycled in 2011, a milestone that...

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