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.

The Washington Post: Celebrating the can: 200 years of history preserved

Posted: 24 August 2010
The march of Western civilization and the prosperity of the United States have partly hinged on the quiet little object behind those boxes of pricey whole-grain rotini pasta on the third shelf of your cupboard. The object is cylindrical and silver and wrapped in a paper label. It is dusty. Its expiration date has passed... Click on the link...

Happy 200th Can-niversary

Posted: 18 August 2010
Washington (August 18, 2010) For the past two hundred years, one food container has ruled the food packaging world and shows no signs of relinquishing its crown in the future. On August 25, the Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI) invites Americans to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the food can by acknowledging its consistent relevance in...

Schools Catch the Recycling Spirit

Posted: 21 April 2010
Sustaining our environment requires a "can-do" attitude, as was demonstrated by schools participating in the 2009 Aluminum Can Council's (ACC) America Recycles Day (ARD) National School Challenge. During a 12-week period last fall, 133 schools, representing more than 70,000 students, joined with aluminum suppliers and beverage can manufacturers in...