How are beverage cans recycled?

Aluminium cans are shredded, removing any coloured coating. They are then melted in a huge furnace. The molten metal is poured into ingot casts to set. Each ingot can be made into around 1.5 million cans.

Where can I find a list of suppliers?

If you are looking for someone to can your beverage, set up a canning line, or need help with your can design, you can find a list of companies and organisations to get you started here.

How do I become a member of Can Makers?

To find out more about joining the Can Makers, email: Debbie Clements: debbie@mpma.org.uk

Why join Can Makers?

The Can Makers Committee brings together stakeholders from across the supply chain, from manufacturers to suppliers of raw materials. The committee’s work proactively supports a range of environmental and technical initiatives, as well as marketing campaigns to promote the beverage can.

As well as communicating the can’s benefits as a drinks package to brand owners, retailers and consumers in a consistent and dynamic way securing widespread media coverage, we also monitor the format’s environmental performance, support recycling programmes, and commission research demonstrating the can’s advantages.

Furthermore, our expert technical commissions help develop good practice guidelines to enhance the industry’s reputation for safety and reliability, and ensure members are compliant with technical and legal standards.