Metal Packaging Manufacturers Association join up with Can Makers | Valdamark Foil

The Can Makers has teamed up with the Metal Packaging Manufacturers Association (MPMA).

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An interesting alliance!

The Metal Packaging Manufacturers Association has teamed up with Can Makers to make one definitive body.

The UK trade group for the beverage cans manufacturers will continue to represent manufacturers within the association.

This merge will see beverage can makers join forces with other metalised film packaging manufacturers to form the new ‘can makers’ committee.

From the outside looking in operations will not change for the most part. This action is meant to streamline existing processes and enable a diverse industry to operate more effectively.

It should also improve communication between key people & stakeholders. This has been a sticking point between members in the past.

The industry is looking forward with sustainability being a key driver for projects in the future. The new merger should allow for closer coordination & cooperation on key messages and initiatives.

The can makers committee has commented that drink cans are the most recycled of the all the drink containers. Looking forward they see this recyclability as being a great way to achieve a circular economy.

The closer cooperation with the new group should make for a stronger industry voice that can make bulk packaging for liquids viable and sustainable into the future!

It is true that generally speaking Producers, retailers and consumers all see cans as the most sustainable metal packaging going forward.

Advocating Canned Food

Canned Food UK (CFUK) is a big fan of canned food and supports a cool new plan to show everyone how great canned food is. This plan is all about helping with the high cost of living and the big problem of climate change.

The CAN-paign Initiative

Zero Waste Scotland has a plan called the "CAN-paign." This plan wants people to see that canned food is awesome for stopping food from being thrown away. They share delicious recipes using canned food, make fun stuff for social media, and even have a food truck that serves yummy meals made only with canned food.

MPMA's Commitment to the CAN-paign

The Metal Packaging Manufacturers Association (MPMA) is the boss of CFUK. They really like the "CAN-paign" plan and promise to help. They share recipes and booklets about canned food. They also help tell people about the "CAN-paign" on social media.

Moravia Cans: A New Member

A company from the Czech Republic, Moravia Cans, is now part of the MPMA. They are an Associate Member. They make lightweight cans from aluminium and have about 400 people working for them.
Moravia Cans is good at what they do. They won awards, including the Can of the Year award. They use special technology to make their cans even better. People like them because they care about the environment.

MPMA's Efforts at The National Food Waste Conference

The MPMA's boss, Robert Fell, talked at a big conference about food waste. He said canned food can help a lot. It can save the environment and stop food from being wasted.

The Scale of Global Food Waste
At the conference, they talked about how much food is thrown away. It's a lot - about a third of all the food we make. With more people and less land for farming, it's a big problem.

A Solution in Metal Packaging
Robert Fell had a good idea. He said that cans made of metal can help stop food from being thrown away. They already stop a lot of food waste around the world. If more people use canned food and recycle the cans, it will make a big difference. Everyone needs to learn about this, including you!

The Benefits of Canned Foods
Canned food is great because it keeps food fresh for a long time. It's like a time capsule for food. You can eat it later, and it's still good. Canned food is also cheaper and good for you. You don't need a fridge to keep it fresh.

Recycling Metal Packaging
Metal cans are awesome because we can use them over and over again. We can get them from the trash and make new things with them. This helps the environment and makes metal cans the best at recycling in Europe.

Conclusion - Advocating Metal Packaging
In the end, the Metal Packaging Manufacturers Association (MPMA) helped the "CAN-paign" plan a lot. The plan is all about showing that canned food is cool for stopping food waste and helping the environment. Canned food helps keep food fresh, and the cans can be used again and again. This is important for the future, so we need to tell everyone about it and help make the world better.


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