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...

Aluminum Can Recycling Rate Reaches Highest Level in More than a Decade

Posted: 15 June 2011
WASHINGTON, D.C., June 15, 2011 - The U.S. recycling rate for aluminum beverage cans has reached its highest level in a decade, with 58.1% of all cans recycled last year's rate that is nearly than double that of any other beverage container, the Aluminum Association, Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI) and Institute of Scrap Recycling...

Schools Recycle Over 2.3 Million Cans, Raising More Than $34,000 in National Competition

Posted: 24 May 2011
WASHINGTON, May 24, 2011 - Schools across America recycled more than 2.3 million aluminum beverage cans through a new national recycling competition sponsored by the can industry. The recycled cans, totaling over 68,000 pounds, generated more than $34,000 for school activities and other uses. The schools competed in the Great American Can...

Aluminum Can Industry Collects Over 140 Million Cans, Raises More Than $150,000 For Charity

Posted: 24 February 2011
Washington - The aluminum beverage can industry collected and recycled approximately 140 million cans and raised more than $150,000 for charities across the country through a competition among can companies and aluminum suppliers, the Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI) announced today.The Rexam beverage can manufacturing plant in Chatsworth,...

Recycle Cans to Feed The Hungry During National Canned Food Month

Posted: 03 February 2011
Washington While the positive environmental impact of recycling is well known by all, the Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI) and their Great American Can Roundup partner, Food For All, aim to show how recycling can also provide a humanitarian impact this February. During National Canned Food Month, CMI and Food For All are encouraging...

Can Manufacturers Institute Partners With Non-Profit Food For All In Great American Can Roundup

Posted: 15 November 2010
Washington - (November 15, 2010) - The Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI) is proud to announce non-profit organization Food For All has signed on as a partner for The Great American Can RoundUp.The RoundUp initiative is designed to help organizations recycle cans for cash and raise environmental awareness among participants. The partnership...

On Your Mark - Get Set - Recycle!

Posted: 15 September 2010
Washington - (September 15, 2010) - To commemorate the 75th anniversary of the beverage can this year, the Can Manufacturers Institute is launching "The Great American Can RoundUp" - a recycling initiative to ignite the inner environmentalist in all Americans.