Swedish researchers confirm no BPA found in human blood

North American Metal Packaging Alliance (NAMPA) points to findings as further evidence supports international regulatory conclusions that risk from BPA exposure is low. A new study published in Environment International by researchers in Sweden confirms previous reports that bisphenol A (BPA) in human blood is below the levels that can be detected. In addition to confirming […]


Environment Day

Date: 10th September 2014 Location: BAMA Offices, Stevenage Website: http://www.bama.co.uk/training.php

AkzoNobel on track in Q4

AkzoNobel has announced that trading into the fourth quarter of 2013 continued to be in line with previous trends. Although the economic environment continued to be challenging, as previously indicated, AkzoNobel’s full year 2013 operating income before incidental items is unlikely to exceed €908 million. The Performance Improvement Program is on track to achieve its […]

Glow-in-the-dark can

Russian Favorit Stolica has relaunched its Black Jack brand with Russia’s first glow-in-the-dark beverage can. The new cans have updated graphics that include fluorescent ink and will be used across the Black Jack range of cocktail-inspired alcopops, including Mojito, Tequila Boom, Sex-on-the-Beach and Rum and Coke. Rexam Russia is producing the 50cl cans for the […]


Can initiatives rise to the fore

Industry initiatives that serve to aid the environment and portray the can making sector in a positive light are becoming more and more commonplace, and are – of course – very much welcomed. The latest example is The Great American Can RoundUp Industry Challenge, sponsored by the Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI). Designed to promote awareness […]


Tin cans and metal scrap used for Canvironment Week fashion show

Can manufacturing company Hindustan Tin Works and Pearl Academy, a design, fashion and art institute based in India, recently celebrated their ‘The Spirit of Sustainability’ fashion show event for the Canvironment Week in New Delhi. The fashion show witnessed students of Pearl Academy walking the ramp and showcasing their innovative designs created out of tin […]

Rexam issues interim management statement

Rexam, the global consumer packaging company, has issued its interim management statement for the period from 1 July 2013. The company states that results for the group are in line with its expectations, and that its financial position is unchanged from that at 30 June 2013. Overall global volumes in beverage cans were up 3% […]

Can remains most recycled beverage container

Industry recycling of aluminium beverage containers in the United States continued its decade-long upward trend in 2012 with a rate of 67%, according to data released by the Aluminum Association, Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI) and Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI). This is the highest recycling rate since the early 1990s and the second highest […]

EAA calls for change to packaging waste law

The European Aluminium Association (EAA) has called for a change in legislation to improve the EU waste rules and increase the availability of scrap for the European recycling industry. “We see recycling as a win-win solution: it helps the environment and helps the European industry to continue producing and providing valuable and innovative end-use products,” […]

Carton sustainability marches on

Can makers are going to have to keep on their toes over the next few months as rival packaging mounts more of a recycling drive. It was a surprise to me that the UK, until last week, had no recycling facilities for cartons at all. They were all shipped abroad to be recycled instead. That […]


Tata Steel profits hit four-year high

Tata Steel has turned around a recent slump in profits to announce a four-year best performance. The steel giant was backed up by a solid performance by its European and Indian operations. Group net income climbed to 11.39 billion rupees (US$186 million) in quarter one three months ending June 30 from 5.98 billion rupees a […]

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Aussie can take back scheme given new lease of life

A can take back scheme pioneered by an Australian state will stay in place after a court ruling. Australia’s Northern Territory Government environment minister, Peter Chandler (pictured) said, back in March this year, the authority would prop up the Container Deposit Scheme (CDS) for two months with taxpayers’ money. However, on Monday (5 August) Chandler, […]

Sonoco reveals environmental progress

Biomass cogeneration is a key part of the global packaging giant Sonoco’s sustainability drive. The company, last week, outlined its progress against voluntary framework of principles and indicators that Sonoco uses to measure and report economic, environmental and social performance. A key initiative for Sonoco continues to be the development of a new US $75 […]

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