Recycling reminder in the lead up to Cannex

April 23: In the week leading up to the opening of the biggest canmaking event in the calendar – the Cannex de las Américas show in Las Vegas (April 27-29) – the Canned Food Alliance has mounted a campaign to remind consumers that they should add recycling to their recipes.

Despite having the highest recycling rate of any food packaging, more than a third of food cans are sent to landfill – rather than recycled – from kitchens across the US, says the Alliance.

This is a landmark year for canned foods. The food can celebrates in 200th anniversary and consumers are increasingly conscious of recycling in the wake of April being National Recycling Month and the 40th anniversary of Earth Day.

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