October 13: Millions of tons of carbon-dioxide emissions could be saved every year if the world’s beverage can plants used manufacturing technology that has been commercially developed in Japan for more than a decade.
Hirofumi Miki, president of Japan’s biggest packaging firm Toyo Seikan Kaisha, told delegates at The Canmaker Summit (Barcelona, October 10-11) that if the almost 240 billion cans produced this year globally were made using polyester pre-coated metals then almost 3.4 million tons of carbon dioxide emissions would be saved.

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