Can Manufacturers Institute beverage can manufacturer and aluminum can sheet producer members are committing to achieving ambitious US recycling rate targets including a 70 percent recycling rate by 2030. These new targets will improve the circularity of the aluminum beverage can while demonstrating to beverage companies and consumers the industry’s dedication to ensuring the aluminum beverage can remains the most sustainable package on the market.The targets are being set through CMI, which represents US metal can manufacturers and their suppliers. The aluminum beverage can recycling rate was 45 percent in 2020, and the industry aims to attain even higher recycling rates beyond 2030 with an 80 percent rate by 2040 and more than 90 percent by 2050.CMI members are committed to more aluminum beverage cans completing the circular journey into new cans. There are nearly 90,000 aluminum beverage cans recycled every minute in the United States, with 93 percent going from the recycling bin back to store shelf as a new can in as little as 60 days. This high level of can-to-can recycling has resulted in the aluminum beverage can having an industry-leading average recycled content of 73 percent. Increasing the recycled content of the average can reduces its carbon footprint since making an aluminum beverage can from recycled material results in more than 90 percent less greenhouse gas emissions than making the container from primary material. Continued high demand for aluminum beverage cans necessitates the industry’s vision for increasing recycling of used beverage cans. Increased UBC recycling would enhance the resiliency of the domestic aluminum supply chain that is incorporated into new cans.CMI’s approach to achieving its recycling rate goals will be to change consumer behavior through activities in four pillars of action:Catalyze the passage and implementation of well-designed deposit systems at the state and federal levelsIncrease and improve household and away-from-home recyclingEnsure that more cans are properly sorted at recycling centersIncrease consumer understanding on the importance of aluminum can recycling and the ability to collect and sell used beverage cans for cash CMI members supporting the targets are aluminum beverage can manufacturers Ardagh Metal Packaging, Canpack, Crown Holdings and Envases; and aluminum can sheet suppliers Constellium, Kaiser Aluminum, Novelis and Tri-Arrows Aluminum.