Aluminum cans are recycled more than any other drinking container in the US. Recycling aluminum cans reached 55.5 billion in 2009, an increase of 2.3 billion in 2008. Cans are infinitely recyclable returning to shelves in 60 days and producing 95% less energy and greenhouse gas emissions than pressing new cans. Taking time to purchase drinks in cans and than recycling those cans is a quick and easy way to reduce your carbon footprint.
According to the Can Maunfacturers Institute, over 54 million pounds!
The Aluminum Association, Can Manufacturers Institute and the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries announced the 2009 Used Beverage Container recycling rate at 57.4%. This is the highest recycling rate of any beverage container in the United States. In 2009, Americans and the aluminum industry recycled nearly 55.5 billion aluminum cans nearly 2.3 billion more than in 2008.
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