Can Recycling Facts

  • Throwing an aluminum can away wastes as much energy as pouring out half of that can’s volume of gasoline
  • Recycling one aluminum can saves enough energy to keep a 100-watt bulb burning for almost four hours or running your television for three hours
  • twenty recycled cans can be made with the energy needed to produce one can using virgin ore
  • Making new aluminum cans from used cans take 95% less energy than using virgin materials
  • A used aluminum can is recycled and back on the grocery shelf as a new can in as little as 60 days

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  • Every minute an average of 123,097 aluminum cans are recycled
  • Making beverage cans from recycled aluminum cuts air pollution by about 95%
  • An aluminum can that is thrown away will still be a can 500 years from now!
  • There is no limit to the amount of times aluminum can be recycled
  • We use over 80,000,000,000 aluminum soda cans every year
  • At one time aluminum was more valuable than gold
  • The aluminum Americans throw away each year is enough to provide the auto industry with all the raw material it needs to build a years worth of new cars
  • Americans earn about $1 billion a year recycling aluminum cans
  • Each pound of aluminum recycled saves the resources  power a 7.5 kilowatt-hours of electricity or lighting a Pittsburgh, PA for 6 years
  • Recycling diverted 1.7 billion pounds from landfills
  • Aluminum has amazing strength, four 6-packs can hold a 4,000 pound aluminum body sedan
  • Americans recycled enough aluminum cans last year to stretch to the moon and back 8 times
  • One can saves enough energy to run a television for three hours
  • Americans drink an average of 380 beverages in aluminum cans each year

CRV cans or California Redemption Value cans are cans purchased in California with a fee that can be reimbursed when recycled. CRV value will not be paid for cans that are not purchased in California with the CRV engraving at the top of the can.