Cans recycling challenge

The US Coast Guard Academy (USCGA) has received top honors in the Great American Can Roundup’s (GACR) Commander-in-Chief’s Challenge.

As the top recycling service academy for the 2014-2015 GACR Challenge, all 896 cadets of the USCGA’s eight companies participated in the competition to recycle more than 3,100 aluminum beverage cans.

An award ceremony took place in the Hall of Heroes at The Pentagon on 21 April. Maureen Sullivan, director of environment, safety, and occupational health, Office of the Secretary of Defense, along with Can Manufacturers Institutes’ president Robert Budway, presented the trophy and $3,000 to the USCGA.

“Our industry is honored that the outstanding men and women of our nation’s military academies recognise the importance of recycling by participating in the Great American Can Roundup Commander-in-Chief’s competition,” says CMI President Robert Budway. “Sustainability initiatives will play an increasingly important role in our nation’s security, and aluminum beverage can recycling is a great way for everyone to play their part in this important effort.”

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