Aluminum Beverage Can Recycling Rate Targets

While the aluminum beverage can is the most recycled beverage container in the United States, the aluminum beverage can industry members of the Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI) are committed to raising the U.S. aluminum recycling rate to new heights. CMI published a detailed aluminum beverage can recycling primer and roadmap that explains how the ambitious U.S. aluminum beverage can recycling rate targets that CMI members announced in November 2021 will be achieved. Those targets are reaching a 70 percent recycling rate by 2030, 80 percent by 2040 and 90 percent by 2050. This new report provides more details on what the can industry is doing in the near-term within its four pillars of action to make progress toward the targets and the potential total used beverage cans (UBC) that could be recycled through certain pillars.

(Click on the Report Cover on the left to download the report.)  


7.12.22 Press Release: New Can Manufacturers Institute Report Shows How the Can Industry will Meet Its Ambitious Recycling Rate Targets 


Aluminum Beverage Can Recycling Roadmap & Primer Graphics

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On November 10, 2021, the Can Manufacturers Institute announced aluminum beverage can recycling rate targets that all CMI’s beverage can manufacturer and aluminum supplier members have committed to achieve. These targets include a 70 percent U.S. aluminum beverage can recycling rate by 2030.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Scott Breen, VP of Sustainability, CMI |