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Alcan Aids Habitat for Humanity
Cleveland, OH— Alcan raised over $30,000 during its second annual America Recycles Day aluminum can recycling contest to benefit the Cans for Habitat program. Alcan employees from thirteen different U.S. sites collected and recycled nearly one million aluminum beverage cans from September 1, 2003 through America Recycles Day, November 15, 2003.
“Alcan’s aluminum can recycling campaign is a great success story for recycling, aluminum and Habitat for Humanity - the value of the aluminum and the corporate match raised over $30,000 that will benefit thirteen Habitat affiliates,” stated Martha Finn Brooks, senior vice president, Alcan Inc. and president and CEO, Alcan Rolled Products Americas and Asia.
The recipient of this year’s $5,000 grand prize for their local Habitat affiliate is the Alcan Berea Recycling Plant. Employees and members of the local Berea, Kentucky community collected the most cans with 5,700 pounds as well as topping the average collected per employee at an astounding 52 lbs. per Berea employee. Alcan locations in Terre Haute, Indiana and Richmond, Virginia will also receive an additional $1,000 donation for their local Habitat affiliates due to their creative promotional efforts. Collection and volunteer activities included partnering with various local community groups, businesses, waste management organizations and even an NFL team.
Alcan, a national sponsor of America Recycles Day, held the recycling contest to coincide with the ARD celebration that focuses on creating and maintaining awareness for recycling and its benefits.