Update: This competition has now closed!  Thank you to everyone who took part and congratulations to our winner Adrian Chiappe!

Watch our compilation video and take a look at some of the fantastic designs we received:

We want to show our appreciation for our amazing frontline workers, and we need YOUR help.  

Download the ‘Thank You Frontline Workers’ picture, colour it in (either by hand or digitally) and put it on display to show frontline workers how much we appreciate all they do for us. From police to nurses, doctors to waste collectors, bus drivers to shop assistants, we want to say a huge THANK YOU in the most colourful way.

Take a photo of your completed picture on display (attach it to your recycling bin, place it in a window or on a wall etc.) and send us your photo for a chance to WIN a Nintendo Switch Lite!

There are 2 ways to send us your photo:


    • Post your picture on one of the following social media channels and tag Every Can Counts:

Instagram –https://www.instagram.com/everycancountsuk

Facebook –https://www.facebook.com/everycancountsuk

Twitter – https://twitter.com/EveryCanCounts

Download The Template Here

Prize Draw Terms and Conditions:

  • This prize draw is open to residents of both the UK and Ireland.
  • We welcome entries from people of all ages.
  • Multiple entries per person are allowed.
  • Submitted entries may be used by Every Can Counts for its own marketing and communications purposes.
  • To be included in the prize draw, all coloured-in templates must either be emailed to everycancounts@alupro.org.uk or publicly posted on one of the following social media channels, tagging Every Can Counts:
  • Entries need to be submitted before midnight on Sunday 12thJuly 2020 in order to be included in the prize draw.
  • Every Can Counts will determine a winner from the totality of entries received using an online randomizer.
  • The winner will be contacted directly within 5 days of the competition’s closing date.
  • The prize for this competition is 1 x Nintendo Switch Lite.  No cash equivalent will be offered.

#CANdunk Challenge – The Winning Videos

Thank you everyone who got involved with our #CANdunk challenge, it’s been a lot of fun! 

We had a great time watching all of your entries and we’re now excited to announce the winners in our 3 prize categories:

Congratulations to all of you!  We hope you enjoy a well-deserved stay-at-home feast with your £100 Just Eat prize vouchers.

Watch our video below to see the winning entries:

For more #CANdunk action, check out this compilation of some of the other amazing videos we received:

Thank you all for getting creative and recycling in style!  Keep making your cans count!

Blank CANvas Competition – Our Top 10 Designs

We received over 700 CAN-tastic designs and were blown away by the creativity and talent on display.  Thank you to everyone who took part!

It was a really difficult job for our judges but, after much deliberation, our overall winner and 3 runners up have been announced.

Have a look at our top 10 designs below to see who came out on top!

10. Pop – Kaif, age 9

At age 9, Kaif is one of our youngest finalists.  We were really impressed by this hand-drawn design and loved the emphasis on recycling and looking after the planet!


9. Captain Tom – Elfin, age 15

This is a really impressive tribute to the inspirational Captain Tom Moore, set off by an eye-catching rainbow background.  Great work Elfin!

8. Fairy Soda – Seren, age 16

We loved the call to action here – there’s no recycling fairy so it’s down to you to do the right thing with your empty can!  And plenty of can recycling facts have been included in the design too.  Nice one Seren!


7. Phoenix Elixir – Samuel, age 8

Cans really are like a phoenix from the flames when you recycle them!  Samuel is our youngest finalist and we loved his impressive design and the concept behind it.  Mythically hot ginger sounds like it will really pack a punch too!


6.Purple Paradise – Neve, age 15

This one would definitely stand out on the shop shelf!  Well done Neve for creating this eye-catching design.  We really liked the way you brought the recycle swoosh to life too, great idea!


5. The Infinity Can – Phoenix, age 22

We love talking about the fact that metal recycles forever, and this design really brings that concept to life.  Inside every can is the potential for countless more cans!  We loved the idea Phoenix, and it’s a great piece of artwork too – well done!


4. RUNNER UP: Ocean Breeze – Jamila, age 18

This is a really beautiful design, and we love how the recycle swoosh is incorporated into the underwater scene.  Impressive artwork Jamila!


3. RUNNER UP: Your Choice – Shira, age 14

We could base an Every Can Counts poster around this design, it’s fantastic!  A really clever concept that encourages us to do the right thing with our empty cans.  Nice work Shira!


2. RUNNER UP: The Lockdown Liquid – Aaran, age 14

A really eye-catching design with a topical name and positive ‘We CAN do it’ messaging.  Our judges loved it – great design Aaran!


1. WINNER: Re-Juice – Esme, age 13

Re-Juice, Re-Use, Re-Cycle!  Great wordplay, an attractive design and locally sourced ingredients – this one has it all!  Congratulations Esme, you’re our winner!

UK Drink Can Recycling Rate Increases to 76%

Recycling a drink can is an opportunity to do infinite good, and more and more people are choosing to keep the cycle going – the UK drink can recycling rate reached a new high of 76% in 2019! 

Click here to read the full news release by Alupro, the Aluminium Packaging Recycling Organisation, announcing the 2019 aluminium packaging recycling rates.

Chris Latham-Warde, Every Can Counts UK Programme Manager, said: “Our vision is for every can in the UK to be recycled, so it’s really encouraging to see that we’re making progress in the right direction.  In the past 5 years, the drink can recycling rate has increased by an impressive 16%.  This is testament to the ongoing improvements being made by the recycling industry and the considered actions being taken by consumers to ensure their empty drink cans are placed in the right bin.”

At this time of year, Every Can Counts would usually be gearing up for a busy summer engaging with festival-goers and event attendees across the country.  However, as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, these activities have been cancelled and a new communications strategy has been put in place.  The programme is now focussing on inspiring behaviour change through increased media and digital outreach, with a number of exciting new campaigns and competitions being delivered to incentivise engagement with key recycling messages.

Check out our social media channels to keep up-to-date with our latest activities:






#CANdunk Recycling Challenge

We want to see you all have some fun while you’re recycling your empty drink cans, so we’ve launched the #CANdunk challenge!

We’re giving away 3 x £100 takeaway vouchers.  To be in with a chance to win post your video of a can being recycled in a creative way.

We’ll be awarding prizes in 3 different categories:

  • Most viewed video
  • Most creative video
  • Funniest video

There are 2 ways to submit your videos of cans being dunked in recycling bins:

  • Post your video on one of the following platforms:





  • Tag us in your post and include the hashtags #CANdunk and #Recycle to be in with a chance of winning! Remember to make sure your post is public!


Videos must be posted/emailed by Friday 15th May.  Full competition terms and conditions can be found below.

So what are you waiting for? Let’s #CANdunk!


Check out the video below for some inspiration:

Terms and Conditions:

  • This competition is open to residents of both the UK and Ireland.
  • We welcome entries from people of all ages.
  • Multiple entries per person are allowed.
  • To be included in the competition, all #CANdunk videos must be either sent via WeTransfer to everycancounts@alupro.org.uk or publicly posted on one of the following social media channels, tagging Every Can Counts and including the hashtags #CANdunk and #Recycle:
  • Entries must be submitted before midnight on Friday 15th May 2020 to be included in the competition.
  • The winners will be contacted directly within 10 days of the competition’s closing date and will be announced on our social media channels in due course.
  • The Every Can Counts team will collectively pick a winner for each of the following categories:
    • Most viewed video (based on publicly available statistics and therefore excludes Facebook posts as well as submissions made via email).  The judges must also consider the video to be an appropriate entry, in keeping with the spirit of the competition)
    • Funniest video
    • Most creative video
  • The team’s decision will be final across all 3 categories, although we may put it to a public vote-off if we’re having trouble picking a winner!
  • The prize for each category is 1 x  £100 Just Eat voucher, and there will be no cash equivalent offered.
  • Every Can Counts may wish to use #CANdunk entries for its marketing and communications purposes.  By entering the competition you are giving your approval for Every Can Counts to use your video in this way.