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The Association of Municipal Recycling Coordinators (AMRC) has advised its members that the soft drink industry's three-year commitment to using aluminum cans expired at the end of 1999. When asked by...


The Association of Municipal Recycling Coordinators (AMRC) has advised its members that the soft drink industry’s three-year commitment to using aluminum cans expired at the end of 1999. When asked by AMRC if this commitment would be renewed, the Canadian Soft Drink Association advised that decisions about container materials depend on “consumer choice.” Given the increased use of PET plastic by soft drink companies AMRC has advised its members to calculate the budgetary impact of a wholesale shift from aluminum cans, currently worth approximately $1500-$1600/tonne, to PET, which currently fetches $150-$200/tonne.

Contact Ben Bennett, 519-823-1990


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