Aluminum Can Industry Recycling Challenge Collects 178,000 Pounds of Beverage
Cans Resulting in More Than $133,600 Donated to Charity
Rexam Beverage Can North America's Chicago Office Raises More Than $42,000 for
WASHINGTON, Nov. 18, 2013
WASHINGTON, Nov. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --The Great American Can RoundUp
Industry Challenge, sponsored by the Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI),
declares Rexam Beverage Can North America as the 2012-2013 competition winner.
This year, the aluminum can industry collected and recycled 178,000 pounds of
beverage cans, raising more than $133,600 for local charities across the
Rexam's North American beverage can headquarters office in Chicago recycled
more than 55,700 pounds of aluminum cans (671 pounds per employee), which
equates to more than $42,000 raised for various local charities.
Ball Corporation's Findlay, OH, facility came in second place by recycling
37,756 pounds of cans (104 pounds per employee), followed by Rexam's
Whitehouse, OH, facility at 8,846 pounds (68 pounds per employee).
Winners are selected from the highest per-capita collection rates based on the
number of pounds of aluminum collected per employee at each site.
"We're happy to align with our industry to show the superior value of beverage
can recycling," said Rich Grimley, president and CEO, Rexam Beverage Can North
America. "This industry contest gives our people a chance to represent our
company and the product we make very favorably with our local communities and
customers, positioning the beverage can as the best environmental beverage
packaging option in the world."
CMI sponsors the Great American Can RoundUp Industry Challenge annually to
promote awareness around the environmental benefits of recycling aluminum
cans. Participation from American can manufacturers and aluminum suppliers is
the backbone of the competitions success. Rexam, Ball Corporation, Crown
Holdings Inc., Novelis and Alcoa all engage their facilities around the
country to collect and recycle aluminum beverage cans. The plant facilities
partner together with their local schools, charities and other organizations
to spread the recycling message.
"The CMI recycling challenge underscoresour industry's dedication to be
leading environmental stewards," said CMI President Robert Budway. "The
aluminum can's infinite recyclability and high intrinsic value allow our
member companies to make significant contributions to local charities across
the country. Our industry continues to reinforce to consumers that aluminum
can recycling is a great way to do their part for the environment."
CMI also sponsors other competitions under the Great American Can RoundUp
umbrella in order to promote and engage recycling within various communities
around the country. Raising environmental awareness about the importance of
recycling cans is one of CMI's main initiatives. For more information about
the Great American Can RoundUp, visit www.cancentral.com/roundup.
Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI)CMI is the national trade association of the
metal can manufacturing industry and its suppliers in the United States. The
can industry accounts for the annual domestic production of approximately 124
billion food, beverage and other metal cans; which employs more than 28,000
people with plants in 33 states, Puerto Rico and American Samoa; and generates
about $17.8 billion in direct economic activity. Our members are committed to
providing safe, nutritious and refreshing canned food and beverages to
SOURCE Can Manufacturers Institute
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