Can Manufacturers Institute’s Industry Recycling Challenge Raises $133,695 for Local Charities

Posted: 15 November 2013
WASHINGTON, D.C. —Nov. 15, 2013 – The aluminum beverage can industry raised $133,695 for local charities by recycling 178,099 pounds of cans, which equates to more than 5.7 million beverage cans, for the Can Manufacturers Institute’s (CMI) Great American Can RoundUp Industry Challenge.  Ball Corporation came in first place in the annual...

Aluminum Can Continues Leadership in Sustainable Packaging as Most Recycled Beverage Container

Posted: 25 October 2013
ARLINGTON, VA., October 24, 2013 – Industry recycling of aluminum beverage containers in the United States continued its decade-long upward trend in 2012 with a rate of 67%, according to data released by the Aluminum Association, Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI) and Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI). This is the highest...

First Lady Michelle Obama to stop in Watertown, WI to encourage Americans to drink more water. Wisconsin-based water charity, CannedWater4kids agrees.

Posted: 11 September 2013
Watertown, WI — First lady Michelle Obama will be at Watertown High School on Thursday, September 12 to encourage Americans to drink more water. She will join Partnership for a Healthier America president and CEO Lawrence A. Soler to launch a new nationwide campaign.Wisconsin-based water charity, CannedWater4Kids (CW4K) also feels that...

New Destination for All Can Information

Posted: 07 August 2013
WASHINGTON, D.C. –July 24, 2013 – The Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI) announces a fresh new design for, which is the interactive destination to learn everything about cans. The re-launched website includes featured CMI initiatives such as Cans: The Sustainable & Smart Solution and the Great American Can RoundUp along with...

2013 Scout Council Challenge Results Announced

Posted: 05 June 2013
HUTCHINSON, KANSAS—June 5, 2013 – Girl Scout Troop 50044 continued their streak as the top national recycling troop in the second annual Great American Can Roundup (GACR) Scout Council Challenge by collecting 8,772 pounds of aluminum cans. Pitted against scouts from more than 139 troops/units participating in this year’s...

Third Annual Great American Can Roundup School Challenge Winners Announced

Posted: 13 May 2013
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Valley Elementary School in Cody, Wyoming, brought home national recycling champion honors in the Great American Can Roundup (GACR) School Challenge with an impressive 89,260 beverage cans collected per student, which equate to 2,582 pounds of aluminum. Valley Elementary School, along with 1,015 other schools across the United...

U.S. Air Force Academy Cadet Squadrons Winners in Can Manufacturers Institute’s Recycling Contest

Posted: 22 April 2013
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – April 22, 2013 – The United States Air Force Academy Cadet Squadron 09 won the inaugural Great American Can Roundup (GACR) contest by recycling a total of 4,166 beverage cans. Sponsored by the Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI), the GACR creates awareness of the environmental benefits of recycling cans. A...

Woodman Park School joined The Great American Can Roundup

Posted: 10 April 2013
DOVER — Woodman Park School has joined The Great American Can Roundup to help fight litter, save valuable resources and conserve energy contributing to a sustainable future. The proceeds Woodman Park School receives from recycling used aluminum cans will be used to fund replacing our deteriorating flagpole.Members of the Woodman Park School PTO...

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...