Rexam Hosts "Cans for Cash" Recycling Event to Help the Environment and Raise
Money for Local Charities
CHICAGO, Sept. 17, 2013
CHICAGO, Sept. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --As one of the leading global beverage
can makers, Rexam is committed to supporting recycling in its local
To that end, the Rexam Chicago office recently hosted its third annual "Cans
for Cash" recycling event to promote recycling and raise money for charity.
Rexam partnered with United Scrap Metal, a local recycler, and was supported
by other key partners including Novelis, Tri-Arrows Aluminum Inc. and Wise
More than 3,200 pounds of aluminum cans, twice as many as last year, were
collected at the weekend event which also raised approximately $2,000 for
local charities. Last year, the charity total reached about $1,000.
Aluminum cans are the most valuable package to recycle, as American consumers
earn more than $1 billion annually in recycling proceeds. And they are
infinitely recyclable because aluminum is a permanent resource, with cans able
to be recycled, smelted to can sheet, converted to cans again and back on
retail shelves within 60 days. These facts combine to make cans the most
recycled beverage container in the world, with a U.S. recycling rate of 65.1
percent, more than double the rate of other beverage packages.
"We're proud to team with our supply partners and local charities to set a
positive example in our local communities," said Rich Grimley, president and
CEO, Rexam Beverage Can North America. "Events like these also help us support
our customers in demonstrating that the beverage can is an exceptional
environmental and sustainability packaging option in the beverage industry."
Rexam is a global consumer packaging company. We are one of the leading global
beverage can makers and a major global player in rigid plastic packaging for
healthcare applications. We are business partners to some of the world's most
famous and successful consumer brands. Our vision is to be the best global
consumer packaging company.
We have 67 plants in 24 countries and employ 11,100 people. Our sales from
ongoing operations in 2012 were in the region of $7 billion. Rexam is a member
of the FTSE 100 and its ordinary shares are listed with the UK Listing
Authority and trade on the London Stock Exchange under the symbol REX. For
further information, visit www.rexam.com.
Contact: Greg Brooke, Rexam, (773) 399-3362
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