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US schools receive recycling rewards

Schools in the US recycled more than 2.3 million aluminium beverage cans through a new national recycling competition sponsored by the can industry. The schools competed in the Great American Can Roundup (GACR) – School Challenge, a national competition sponsored by the Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI), the trade association representing can makers and their suppliers.

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Personal care drives aerosol growth

UK aerosol fillings increased by 3.3% over the previous year, according to the latest annual figures from the British Aerosol Manufacturers’ Association (BAMA). The data, released by the trade body yesterday (1 June), highlights the success of the metal pack format.

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Sandwich in a can goes on sale

Candwich, a sandwich in a can, is now available to buy in the US and online. The product was invented in the US by Markonefoods and has a shelf life of a year.

New sales chief for Ball Packaging Europe

Thomas Haensch has been announced as the new vice president of sales and marketing at Ball Packaging Europe. His predecessor Rob Miles was appointed vice president of sales for North American beverage packaging at the start of this year.

Interactive cans from Coca-Cola

Ball Packaging Europe and Coca-Cola have joined forces in an effort to carve out a place for the beverage can as a versatile accessory for young people in Germany. The 25cl sleek cans create a mobile link between music and refreshment.

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Improved recycling rates in Europe

Apeal (the Association of European Producers of Steel for Packaging) has revealed that the recycling rate in Europe for steel food and beverage cans has risen again. Figures revealed at packaging show Interpack demonstrate how recycling rates of steel packaging for Europe in 2009 increased by two per cent to reach more than 72 per cent.

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