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Fun Fact Friday - Can Recycling

can recyclingRecycle your cans!   Today I have some trivia for you about aluminum beverage can recycling.  

  • Did you know that it only takes approximately 6 weeks total to manufacture, fill, sell, recycle, and then remanufacture an aluminum beverage can.

  • Recycling one aluminum can saves enough energy to run your television for three hours.  On the other hand, throwing away an aluminum can will waste as much energy as pouring out half of that can’s volume of gasoline.

  • The recycling rate for aluminum beverage cans in the United States reached 58.1% in 2010.  That is more than double that of any other beverage container!

Have a great weekend - and don't forget to recycle those beer and soda cans!  

[sources:  U.S. EPA, 2010. Common Wastes & Materials: Aluminum and Keep America Beautiful]