environment

 

Novelis joins Circular Economy 100

Novelis has announced its induction into the Circular Economy 100 (CE100), a global platform aiming to bring together companies, emerging innovators, cities and regions to accelerate the transition to a circular economy.

Rexam issues trading update

Rexam has issued a trading update for the period from 1 January 2015. Results for the Group are in line with the company’s plans. • Overall global beverage can volumes were up 5% (3.5% excluding the acquisition of UAC) in the first quarter • Volumes in Europe were strong driven by good growth in energy […]

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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 […]

AkzoNobel trading update

AkzoNobel has published a trading update for Q1 2015. Highlights from the update include: • Operating income up 42% at €306 million (2014: €216 million), reflecting the effects of process optimisation, reduced restructuring expenses, lower costs and favorable currencies • Revenue up 6% due to 8% favorable currency effects • Improved performance with ROS at […]

How cans help prevent food waste

In commemoration of Earth Day, celebrated on 22 April, Crown has developed a new infographic examining the points across the production and consumption cycle where waste occurs, and how metal packaging can help combat the problem. Metal cans preserve their food contents and offer a long shelf life, which reduces the risk of food spoiling […]

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Rexam announces 2014 full year results

Rexam has announced its trading results for the full year 2014. Highlights include: • Beverage can volumes up 4% • Underlying organic operating profit up 2% • Underlying earnings per share up 5% • Return on capital employed 14.9% (2013: 15.5%) • Strong free cash flow from continuing operations of £225m • Final dividend of […]

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Aerosol update – Paris

Recently I visited the ADF Aerosol forum in Paris and I have to say it was a day well spent. Having looked around the exhibition and spoken to many of the exhibitors present it seems that aerosols are going from strength to strength. Bag on valve technology was high on the agenda, and a visit to […]

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Alu cans still top sustainable choice

Aluminium cans are the most recycled and recyclable beverage container on the market and they are becoming even more sustainable according to a report by environmental research firm PE International. The report updates a prior life cycle assessment study released in 2010, and shows that an aluminium can made in the US and Canada today: […]

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MetalMatters campaign launches in Wales

TV presenter Iolo Williams has joined forces with the MetalMatters programme run by ALUPRO to call encourage residents of Torfaen and Rhondda Cynon Taff (RCT) to recycle more. The average household in the Torfaen Borough using over 60 million items of metal packaging each year and the RCT Borough using 106 million items (joint total […]

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CMB Engineering expands Academy

CMB Engineering has announced it will be expanding the Academy of Canmaking and Seaming that it launched earlier in the year. The Academy, which includes workshop area where practical lessons could be conducted with machines as the CMB5000 Bodymaker and CMB550 Trimmer (CMB 5500 Canmaker), will now also feature three separate classrooms where theory lessons […]

Aluminium Packaging Protocol Acknowledged

A new protocol, which will account for the aluminium packaging recovered from incinerator bottom ash (IBA) for recycling, will allow PRNs to be issued on this material from 1 January 2015. The protocol, which has been developed by the Aluminium Packaging Recycling Organisation (Alupro) and has been acknowledged by the Environment Agency (EA), could see […]

AkzoNobel sponsors Gay Pride 2014

AkzoNobel will be spreading its own life-size rainbow coloured Pride Wings, which will glide through Amsterdam from July 31 to August 2 to show the firm’s support for Gay Pride 2014. The wings, which made their first appearance last Friday on the city’s Staalmeestersbrug, will be on show at the Mercatorplein and the Homo-monument on […]

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