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Consumer Awareness Drives Increase in Canned Beverages

Consumer Awareness Drives Increase in Canned Beverages

You can start your day with coffee, enjoy sparkling water for lunch, a cocktail before or wine with dinner and sip an herbal tea before bed—and today you can consume all these beverages out of an aluminum can.  The estimated demand for aluminum cans is expected...
National Fire Prevention Week 100 Years Old this Year

National Fire Prevention Week 100 Years Old this Year

It was roughly 150 years ago, Oct. 8, 1871, when a cow kicked over a lantern in the O’Leary barn on the southwest side of Chicago, igniting the Great Chicago Fire.  The fire burned for three days, destroyed more than 17,000 structures, and killed about 300...
Labor Day an Opportunity to Celebrate Recycling Workers

Labor Day an Opportunity to Celebrate Recycling Workers

For many people Labor Day conjures up visions of end-of-summer celebrations to squeeze in a cookout or trip to the beach or pool before the cooling temperatures, back-to-school and work routines of autumn return. In reality Labor Day is a 128-year-old tradition in the...