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Megan Daum Promoted to Vice President of Sustainability at the Can Manufacturers Institute

Posted: 27 August 2012
WASHINGTON, DC - Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI) President Robert Budway announced the promotion of Megan Daum to vice president of sustainability. She will continue to lead the sustainability program for the association, working within the industry and across the packaging and material sectors, both in the United States and globally. "...

New Research Confirms Americans Depend on Canned Fruits and Vegetables

Posted: 14 August 2012
Media Inquiries: Ashley Laatz 708-218-8268 ALaatz@FoodMinds.comWashington, D.C., August 14, 2012  With more than 46 million Americans participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program1 and 12.8 million Americans unemployed,2 canned foods are playing a significant role as a staple in the American diet. A new survey reveals that 90...

Can Manufacturers Institute Appoints Food Trade Association Veteran to Lead Marketing and Communications Initiatives

Posted: 26 July 2012
WASHINGTON, DC - July 26, 2012  Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI) President Robert Budway today announced the appointment of Sherrie Rosenblatt as vice president of marketing and communications. Rosenblatt will lead CMI's marketing and communications programs and seek to expand its efforts by developing and implementing campaigns that will target...

Baltimore Sun: Girl Scouts recycle 209 pounds of aluminum cans in 16-week period

Posted: 20 July 2012
A Halethorpe-based Girl Scout troop finished seventh in a national competition by recycling thousands of aluminum cans during a 16-week campaign.As part of the Great American Can Roundup Scout/Council Challenge that began Jan. 15, members of Troop 496 collected discarded cans by placing containers at Lamb of God School on Fairview Avenue in...

CMI Announces Boy and Girl Scouts Winners in National Can Recycling Contest

Posted: 20 June 2012
Contact: Christopher Rosche, Jenny DayOffice: 202-232-4677crosche@cancentral.com, jday@cancentral.comGirls edge out the Boys for top two slots WASHINGTON, June 19, 2012 - The girls gave the boys a run for their money in this years Great American Can Roundup Scout Council Challenge, an annual recycling contest for Boy and Girl Scouts across...

Students Nearly Double Number of Cans Recycled in Nationwide Competition

Posted: 18 May 2012
WASHINGTON, May 18, 2012 -  Schools across America recycled more than 4.5 million aluminum beverage cans in the second year of a national recycling competition sponsored by the U.S. can industrynearly double last years effort. The Great American Can Roundup raised $100,591 for school activities and local charities across the country....

New Study Underscores Canned Foods Importance to Help Address IOM Weight of the Nation Conference Report Recommendations

Posted: 16 May 2012
Washington, D.C.  Last week the Institute of Medicine (IOM) issued its obesity-prevention report at the Weight of the Nation" conference hosted by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). This report included a call to action for increased access to healthy foods (like fruits and vegetables) at retail outlets nationwide . Findings from a new...

Aluminum Can Industry Collects Over 3 Million Cans, Raises Nearly $75,000 for Local Charities

Posted: 23 November 2011
WASHINGTON, Nov. 22, 2011 - As the nation celebrated America Recycles Day, the aluminum beverage can industry announced it had collected and recycled more than 3 million cans and raised nearly $75,000 for local charities across the country, the Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI) announced today. The Rexam manufacturing plant in Elk Grove...

Second Annual Great American Can School RoundUp Launches on America Recycles Day

Posted: 09 November 2011
WASHINGTON, Nov. 9, 2011 - Hundreds of local schools around the country are gearing up this month to recycle millions of beverage cans in a nationwide effort to raise tens of thousands of dollars for school activities, local charities, or other special causes. The Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI), the trade association representing can...

Alliance to Feed the Future Celebrates Food Days

Posted: 13 October 2011
Background:Many events celebrating food and agriculture are taking place around the world during the month of October. For example: October 13: The awarding of the World Food Prize in Des Moines, IAOctober 16: World Food Day - the worldwide celebration sanctioned by the UNOctober 24: A new Food Day receiving grassroots attention from many...

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