Welcome to May!

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As the evenings get longer (thank goodness!) and the weather a little sunnier, we’re so pleased to see the UK opening up again – we’ve certainly visited several pub gardens over the last few weeks! It looks as if the pub industry is set to boom over the summer, hopefully providing some welcome relief to a struggling industry.

Some more welcome news has seen aluminium beverage can recycling levels reaching record levels, with the environment agency reporting that aluminium beverage can recycling hit its highest ever rate in 2020 – an impressive 82%. This represents a year-on-year increase of 6% in a market that saw significant growth. Find out more here.

This month’s feature by Karen McKenzie looks into the new and exciting frontiers available in metal packaging, specifically in packaging for hemp and cannabis products. Have a read here to learn more.

We were also pleased to see that local brewery Curious Brewery has been bought by new owners. The brewer is famous for producing fantastic beer and we hope that the management team will inject some new life into the company along with the new canning line. Find out more about the new direction the Brewer is taking here.

 

Canmaking News in Conversation

May sees the launch of our brand-new podcast, Canmaking News in Conversation. In our first episode, Rául Martinez, Director of Latamcan, discusses this year’s event and how technology will bring events to more people worldwide, as well as the future of the industry post-pandemic. Click here to hear the full episode.

We’ve got an exciting roster of guests lined up but if you’re interested in taking part, drop us a line as we’d love to hear more.

 

Janis Osborn

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