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Aluminum Beverage Can Retains Edge as Most Sustainable Beverage Package

Posted: 10 November 2021
ARLINGTON, VA – The Aluminum Association and Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI) released an updated report — The Aluminum Can Advantage: Sustainability Key Performance Indicators 2021 — demonstrating the ongoing sustainability advantages of the aluminum beverage container compared to competing packaging types. The report updates several...

Can Manufacturers Institute Members Commit to Aluminum Beverage Can 70 Percent Recycling Rate by 2030

Posted: 08 November 2021
WASHINGTON, DC – Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI) beverage can manufacturer and aluminum can sheet producer members are committing to achieving ambitious U.S. recycling rate targets including a 70 percent recycling rate by 2030. These new targets will improve the circularity of the aluminum beverage can while demonstrating to beverage companies...

Milwaukee Area Recycling Facility Latest Recipient of Aluminum Beverage Can Capture Grant Program Funded by Ardagh Metal Packaging and Crown Holdings

Posted: 08 November 2021
MILWAUKEE, WI – Ardagh Metal Packaging and Crown Holdings funded a new aluminum can capture grant awarded to a recycling facility jointly owned by City of Milwaukee and Waukesha County to install equipment that will capture crushed or flattened cans missorted into the material destined for the landfill. Once installed in the recycling sortation...

Recycling Facility in Florida Latest Recipient of Aluminum Beverage Can Capture Grant Program Funded by Ardagh Metal Packaging and Crown Holdings

Posted: 12 August 2021
WASHINGTON, DC – Ardagh Metal Packaging and Crown Holdings funded a new aluminum can capture grant awarded to a recycling facility northeast of Orlando that will install additional can capture equipment as part of a larger facility upgrade. Once installed at GEL Recycling’s Port Orange, FL, material recovery...

Recycling Facilities in North Carolina and Texas Are Initial Recipients of Can Manufacturers Institute’s Aluminum Beverage Can Capture Grant Program

Posted: 10 April 2021
WASHINGTON, DC (April 13, 2021) – Recycling facilities in North Carolina and Texas will use Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI)’s aluminum beverage can capture grants to install equipment that will result in 540 tons, more than 36 million aluminum beverage cans, per year being captured that were previously missorted. These recycling facilities are...

Request for Proposals Released for Can Manufacturers Institute’s Aluminum Beverage Can Capture Grant Program

Posted: 26 January 2021
WASHINGTON, DC (January 27, 2021) -- The Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI) and The Recycling Partnership (The Partnership) today announced requests for proposals (RFP) for aluminum beverage can capture grants, sponsored by can manufacturers Ardagh Group and Crown Holdings, that will fund eddy currents, robots and other equipment or process...

Aluminum Can Remains Most Sustainable Package on a Number of Key Performance Metrics

Posted: 03 December 2020
ARLINGTON, VA - The Aluminum Association and the Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI) released an updated report--The Aluminum Can Advantage: Sustainability Key Performance Indicators 2020--demonstrating the ongoing sustainability advantages of the aluminum beverage container compared to competing packaging types. The report finds that consumers...

Can Manufacturers Institute, Ardagh Group and Crown Holdings Offer 2021 Grants for Aluminum Can Recycling

Posted: 22 October 2020
Washington, DC – The Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI) will make grants available in 2021 to Material Recovery Facilities (MRF) for aluminum can capture equipment, which will ensure used beverage cans (UBC) are accurately sorted, sold and recycled.  Capturing and recycling aluminum cans provides a positive environmental and economic...

Aluminum Cans Show Highest Circular Performance of U.S. Beverage Packages, New Analysis Finds

Posted: 19 October 2020
Washington, DC - A new report assessing three U.S. beverage packaging types - aluminum cans, glass bottles and plastic PET bottles - finds aluminum cans have the highest circular performance. In the current U.S. system, more than 80 percent of beverage cans collected for recycling are recovered and turned back into new beverage containers,...

Can Manufacturers Institute Boosts Public Affairs Staff with Two New Vice Presidents

Posted: 20 July 2020
WASHINGTON, DC – Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI) President Robert Budway today announced a boost to the organization’s public affairs staff with the appointment of two new vice presidents: Michael J. Smaha as vice president of government affairs and Derek D. Swick as vice president of regulatory and technical affairs. Smaha will lead CMI's...

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