Rexam’s European Community Can Challenge
Rexam has announced the results of its annual pan European Community Can Challenge. The challenge, which is now in its fourth year, aims to make the business more sustainable by improving its recycling efforts and recruiting support from local communities.
The challenge saw plant workers from a number of European sites join forces with local communities to recycle cans and raise money for charity. The result of this year’s challenge was the recycling of 3.32 tonnes of metal, equating to over 200,000 cans or 30 tonnes of Carbon Dioxide savings.
Rexam’s Ludesh plant in Austria won the Weight Prize for the greatest weight of cans collected – reaching 800kg. The Ejpovice plant in Czech Republic won the award for the weight collected divided by average can consumption per head of population. The plants will receive a prize of €4,500 each for their chosen charities.
Rexam’s La Selva plant, Spain, received the Community Engagement Award following a number of successful community campaigns, which engaged a variety of different community groups in a number of surrounding villages. The prize of €9,000 will similarly be donated to a charity of their choice.
Speaking about the Community Can Challenge, Iain Percival, European Sector director for Rexam says, “The results from this year’s Rexam Community Can Challenge are a great achievement. They are a tangible example of how our people are passionate about the beverage can we make and dedicated to collaborating with our local communities to promote and support the sustainable values that we uphold.”