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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...

Industry Letter Regarding Canadian Aluminum Tariffs

Posted: 26 June 2020
The Aluminum Association, American Beverage Association, Beer Institute, Can Manufacturers Institute wrote a letter to Ambassador Lightizer in opposition to any plan to impose tariffs or a quota on importation of aluminum from Canada. The entire supply chain agrees: imposition of a tariff or a quota on importation of aluminum from Canada would be...

New Research Shows Aluminum Beverage Cans Are Essential to Recycling System Economic Viability

Posted: 23 June 2020
WASHINGTON – June 23, 2020 – New research powerfully underlines the value that aluminum used beverage cans (UBC) bring to America’s recycling system.  A study conducted by Gershman, Brickner & Bratton, Inc. (GBB) for the Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI), Aluminum Beverage Can: Driver of the U.S. Recycling System, found that the...

CMI Signed on to a Letter from the American Fruit and Vegetable Processors and Growers Coalition to Secretaries of Ag, HHS, Homeland Security and Labor Asking for Regulatory Relief and Assistance

Posted: 22 April 2020
CMI, along with canned fruit and vegetable companies and their can suppliers, sent a letter to numerous government agencies asking for regulatory relief and assistance.Companies that provide the vast majority of America’s canned and frozen fruits and vegetables are committed to providing the produce products that America needs while...

Manufacturing Container-Focused Trade Associations Align in Support of Beverage Container Deposit Programs

Posted: 20 April 2020
April 20, 2020 - Leadership from the aluminum, glass and plastic (PET) industries have joined together over the past month to emphasize the critical role that the recycled bottles and cans redeemed and returned through the country’s 10 beverage container deposit programs play in the supply chains of essential packaging.Federal guidance issued by...

Can Manufacturing is a “Critical or Essential Business” during Pandemic

Posted: 29 March 2020
MARCH 29, 2020 -- WASHINGTON, DC — As the federal, state and local authorities around the country identify critical businesses needed to remain open during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI) strongly encourages can manufacturing be considered a critical business or essential industry.  Authorities should consider not...

Can Manufacturing is a “Critical or Essential Business” during Pandemic

Posted: 21 March 2020
WASHINGTON, DC — As the federal, state and local authorities around the country identify critical businesses needed to remain open during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI) strongly encourages can manufacturing be considered a critical business or essential industry.  Authorities should consider not only can...

Food Industry Asks for Clarification Regarding Bans and Curfews

Posted: 19 March 2020
CMI, along with 59 other food, beverage and consumer packaged good industry associations, sent a letter to State and Local Elected Officials requesting assistance clarifying business that are exempt from local gathering bans and curfews, etc. As of March 15, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended that gatherings be...

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