Aluminum Can Capture Equipment Grants for MRFs

Deadline: November 20, 2020

The Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI), which represents U.S. metal can manufacturers and their suppliers, released research earlier this year that found while used beverage cans (UBC) provide significant/critical revenue to MRFs, up to 25% of UBCs that flow through MRFs are missorted. These missorted cans can be effectively captured with additional aluminum can capture equipment (e.g., second eddy currents and robots) that can pay for itself from the additional revenue generated by capturing and selling more cans.

To help spur more of this equipment in MRFs, CMI announced a grant program for 2021 funded by beverage can makers Ardagh Group and Crown Holdings. With a more immediate deadline, Ball Corporation released a RFP for aluminum can capture equipment.

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