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Recycling for Energy Conservation

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There are more than 170 can manufacturing plants in 36 states in the US.

Recycle aluminum cans

If each consumer in the US recycled one more can per week, there would be 15 billion cans recycled.

Keeping the environment clean

According to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), cans represent 0.4% of the nation’s solid waste stream

Conserving energy for our the future generations conserve energy for sustenance

The aluminum can is the most recycled container on the planet

  • Recycling Aluminum saves 95% of the energy needed to make aluminum from bauxite ore
  • Recycling Aluminum cans helps conserve also the energy required for extraction and conversion of bauxite to alumina
  • Recycling one Aluminum can save enough energy to run a TV for three hours
  • For each pound of metal recycled, the aluminum industry saves the energy resources needed to generate 7.5 kilowatts of electricity
  • Greenhouse gases are reduced 95% by recycling aluminum versus smelting new ore