The virtual appeal

So many conferences and events have been cancelled over the past year due to the pandemic, but despite the forced physical distance between all in the metal packaging industry, we have stayed connected in different ways through technology.

Comforting to know…

A recent Mintel report including research into British consumer food and drink habits during the pandemic has revealed that having been in decline for a number of years, the stockpiling of canned meat has led to a resurgence in sales.

Encouraging news

According to preliminary figures recently released by the Environment Agency, the volume of aluminium packaging collected for recycling in the UK reached its highest ever level in 2020, which is very encouraging.

Moving forward

As we creep our way through the cold days of January here in the UK, still in lockdown, it’s good to receive news of what’s happening around the world in metal packaging.

Back to Bangkok for Asia CanTech 2021

Happy New Year to you all. As we move business forward as well as can be expected at the moment, we have some good news with the announcement of the return this October of our Asia CanTech event. Once again – all being well in the world-  it will take place in Bangkok, Thailand.

Roll on 2021

I hope many of you are enjoying a relaxing break as 2020 draws to a close.

Season’s greetings

As I take over as editor of CanTech International it is reassuring to learn that during the current situation, the metal packaging industry is going from strength to strength and is riding out this Covid-19 storm despite the inevitable difficulties it has faced.

Bucking the trend 

At this time of year attention turns to Christmas shopping and of course the food and drink we’ll be consuming. Demand for food cans has increased during the pandemic, and for beverage cans, the jump in sales in the US and the UK has been huge.  

Thinking beyond recycling

The sustainability credentials of metal cans are often talked about. But now the greenness of the metal packaging sector is extending beyond just the containers, with Crown announcing that all 14 of its beverage can plants in the US and Canada are being run on renewable energy.

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