A Shoezie for Father’s Day

Kooky collaborations continue with news from two brands who have come together to help celebrate Father’s Day this weekend – including cans of beer, of course.

A rainbow of cans

A creative way of highlighting the infinite recyclability of aluminium and tackling litter was recently showcased as part of a collaboration between Every Can Counts and Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA), when a giant rainbow created from 2,500 recycled beverage cans appeared in the city’s Piccadilly Gardens last weekend (4-6 June), in celebration of World Environment Day (5 June).

Treasured tins

A fun story that came to my attention recently was from the Metal Packaging Manufacturers Association (MPMA) who had launched a nationwide hunt to discover the UK’s most treasured tins.

Aluminium Can…Change?

A project called Aluminium Can…Change?, sponsored by Italian company Pneumofore has been launched, focussing on aluminium cans and their high percentage of recycling. The project is designed to encourage students to seriously reflect upon the environmental impact of consumable goods.

Early bird Asia CanTech rates

This week I want to bring your attention once again to the Asia CanTech 2021 conference – taking place from 25-27 October in Bangkok, Thailand – as our early bird rate will be closing on 23 May, so don’t miss out and register your attendance now.

Record-breaking aluminium beverage can recycling

With at-home consumption increasing significantly due to the Covid-19 pandemic, it is not surprising to learn from Alupro that in the UK, aluminium beverage can recycling hit its highest ever rate in 2020 at 82%, representing a year-on-year increase of 6%.

Challenges ahead

This week, I thought I would bring to your attention the efforts of Robert Fell, director and chief executive at the Metal Packaging Manufacturers Association (MPMA). He will be taking on the Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge next month in aid of the World Land Trust (WLT).

Beanz Meanz The Who

Heinz and the band The Who have announced a new charity partnership that sees the launch of a limited edition set of Beanz Meanz The Who baked beans cans celebrating the upcoming reissue of the band’s 1967 concept album.


A bit of fun in a can…

We all need some lighthearted news at the moment and a product press release about canned beer that came through this week certainly provided that. 

Happy Easter

The Easter holidays and celebrations are almost upon us and for those who will be marking the occasion, there are some fun and innovative canned products to help celebrate.

Join us in celebration…

This week, I would like to remind you that registration for our Asia CanTech Awards is open and to encourage entries from can and end makers that are based or distribute their products in Asia.

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