Episode 15: A Can-did Talk About Metal Packaging

Stefanie Valentic, Editorial Director

April 22, 2021

The can has a storied history beginning around the reign of Napoleon Bonaparte who offered a prize of 12,000 francs to anyone who could invent a method of preserving food for France's army and navy.

With the ability to infinitely recycle both aluminum and steel, the average beverage can boasts a 46% recycling rate and contains 73% recycled content.

Join the conversation with Scott Breen, VP of Sustainability for the Can Manufacturers Institute and Waste360 Editorial Director Stefanie Valentic as they discuss the history of the can, the environmental benefits of metal packaging and more.


About the Author(s)

Stefanie Valentic

Editorial Director, Waste360

Stefanie Valentic is the editorial director of Waste360. She can be reached at [email protected].


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