Curbside Value Partnership Forms Independent Organization

Focus will continue to be on increasing recycling participation

ARLINGTON, Va., The Aluminum Association, the Can Manufacturers Institute and Keep America Beautiful, Inc. (KAB) have announced that Curbside Value Partnership (CVP) has become an independent nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. Steve Thompson, long-time director of CVP, has been named executive director. The board of directors is comprised of representatives from Novelis, Alcoa, ARCO Aluminum Inc., Ball Corporation, Coca-Cola Recycling and Keep America Beautiful.

Aluminum Association Partners with Sarah Inc. to Provide Jobs for Special Needs Individuals While Helping Environment

ARLINGTON, Va.,  The Aluminum Association's Cans for Causes Program is pleased to assist SARAH Inc. in Guilford, Connecticut with their recycling efforts.
SARAH Inc. has started a recycling program to keep more than 500,000 aluminum cans and bottles out of landfills, while providing jobs for special needs individuals.  SARAH's mission is to provide advocacy, services and support for people with intellectual and other disabilities and to promote opportunities for full inclusion in their communities.

Would You Drink Wine from an Aluminum Can?

Heidi on Fox

Aluminum Association President & CEO Heidi Brock was recently on FoxNews.com Live to talk about a new trend of packaging wine in aluminum. Heidi was joined by Dave Bon, President of FLASQ Wines, one of the first U.S. vineyards to discover the benefits of aluminum bottles. Bon sites better flavor protection and portability as two key reasons why using aluminum makes sense. 

Aluminum Recycling

The aluminum industry supports federal and state policies that create incentives to increase the recycling of aluminum.  Aluminum is a perfect material for recycling and nearly 75 percent of the aluminum ever made is still in use today because of its infinite recyclability.

AP: How Craft Brewers Are Kicking Bottles in the Can

beer in cans

The Aluminum Association worked with the Associated Press on a story about the latest trend in the craft brewing market—brewers replacing glass bottles with aluminum cans. The article, which was picked up by several hundred online outlets, explores the trend from a variety of angles—cost, taste, sustainability and technical innovation. As the piece notes, in 2002, only one craft brewer in the United States was using cans.

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