Aluminum Recycling Facts

Aluminum Recycling Aluminum cans are the worlds premiere example of a recyclable waste. Recycling aluminum requires less than five (5) percent of the energy required to make it from bauxite ore.

Below are a number of aluminum recyling facts.
  • Over 80,000,000,000 aluminum soda cans are used every year.
  • A used aluminum can is recycled and back on the grocery shelf as a new can, in as little as 60 days.
  • Every minute an average of 113,204 aluminum cans are recycled.
  • The aluminum in a can is worth about 1 cent.
  • The average employee consumes 2.5 beverages a day while at work.
  • Over 50 percent of the aluminum cans produced are recycled.
  • Two-thirds of the aluminum ever produced is in use today.
  • The energy you save by recycling a single aluminum can will run a TV for three hours.
  • Approximately 350,000 aluminum cans are made in a minute.


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Recycling Resourses

renewable resourses

recycling projects

i have 2 do a project 4 home study week & i picked recycling
since i <3 buying recycled things!these facts are a big help!!!!

silly question

i but canned fruits and veggies sometimes, can those cans be recycled like soda cans?

recycling veggie and fruit cans with soda cans

No, these are to different materials; aluminum and tin, and need to be recycled separatley but both can be recycled.