Aluminum Can Challenge Raises Money For Charities

Washington — A competition sponsored by the Can Manufacturers Institute and the Aluminum Association to collect aluminum cans in celebration of America Recycles Day recycled more than 122,910 pounds of aluminum and raised more than $88,000 for charities.

The competition challenged aluminum suppliers and beverage can manufacturers nationwide to collect the most pounds of recycled cans per employee. The winner was a joint effort by Rexam Beverage Can Americas, Fremont, Ohio, and Burns Recycling. Together, the firms collected 33,542 pounds of cans, for a rate of 294 pounds per employee.

Money from the contest went to such charities as the United Way, Habitat for Humanity and the American Red Cross, among others.