Rexam succeeds in can challenge

Rexam’s North American Corporate Office in Chicago has received top honours in the 2015 Great American Can Round Up (GACR) Industry Challenge by recycling more than 61,000 pounds of aluminium beverage cans.

The challenge, sponsored by the Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI), collected and recycled 193,213 pounds of beverage cans, raising more than $85,000 for local charities across the United States.

Clause Marbach, president and CEO of Rexam Beverage Can North America, said: “It is our pleasure to team with fellow can makers, suppliers and local charities to set a positive example in the communities we do business in. On behalf of the entire team at Rexam, I’d like to thank the manufacturing plant and office teams across our industry that participated this year and continue to position the aluminium beverage can as the most environmentally friendly beverage package in the world.”

Ball Corporation’s, Rome plant in Georgia took third place by recycling 10,199 pounds of aluminium beverage cans. “We’re proud to be actively involved in this industry initiative to encourage recycling and help increase North American recycling rates.

“Sustainability is a big part of who we are at Ball, and the Great American Can Round Up is a wonderful way for us to promote the infinite recyclability of metal packaging while positively impacting the environment and the communities where we operate,” explains Kathleen Pitre, vice president of communications and corporate relations at Ball Corporation.

Robert Budway, president at CMI, added: “Recycling allows for aluminium cans to be put back on store shelves in as few as 60 days. Our industry is proud of the superior environmental benefits of the aluminium beverage can, and the CMI is honoured to sponsor the GACR in order to raise awareness about recycling and how to maintain a sustainable community. This industry contest provides an opportunity for can manufacturers and suppliers to show they are environmental stewards while also raising money for their local charities.”




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