November is a great month to renew your commitment to reduce, reuse, recycle, and buy recycled! Did you know the national recycling rate has increased over the past 30 years to its current rate of 34%? The paper recycling rate is even higher! In 2017, 65.8 percent of the paper consumed in the U.S. was recovered for recycling. This is double the annual paper recovery rate since 1990. To read more about this incredible paper recycling success story, visit PaperRecycles.org. In an effort to increase recycling across the country, Keep America Beautiful started the initiative, America Recycles Day, to encourage organized events that reduce total waste produced and maximize landfill diversion. It is the only nationally-recognized day dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the United States. In celebration and recognition of the day, we encourage everyone to take the #berecycled pledge. Click read more below for additional detail.
Crown Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CCK) (Crown) (www.crowncork.com), a leading supplier of metal packaging products worldwide, has published its third Sustainability Report. Titled ‘Perpetual Progress,’ the 2015 report documents Crown’s continued advancement in the economic, environmental and social dimensions of sustainability. It also underlines Crown’s broad efforts in fiscal years 2013 and 2014 to improve its sustainability footprint, resource use and emissions per standard unit, even as the Company has seen global volume growth and expanded its geographic reach.
“Our 2015 report highlights results from the innovative approaches we have taken to infuse sustainability into every aspect of our business,” said Timothy J. Donahue, President and Chief Operating Officer of Crown. “Some of our greatest achievements in this reporting cycle are in the areas of waste management, coatings reduction and employee safety. We are committed to continuous improvement in these areas and others as we increase global production capacity and build our presence in new markets.”
Report contents include infographics, customer testimonials, profiles of contributions made by Crown’s facilities around the world and internal data measuring progress for the following key metrics: steel and aluminum consumption; use of coatings, inks and compounds; direct and indirect greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions; VOC and NOx emissions; energy consumption and waste disposal, recycling and reuse. These metrics were first measured in Crown’s inaugural Sustainability Report issued in 2011 and covering fiscal years 2007 through 2010. The report again utilizes Crown’s validated methodology to represent resource usage and emissions from its diverse manufacturing assets per standard unit of production.