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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...

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...

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