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Recycling Aluminum Cans and
Plastic Bottles

Locations for recycling aluminum cans and plastic bottles:

Did you know?

  • Every three months, Americans throw away enough aluminum to rebuild the entire U.S. commercial air fleet.
  • Twenty aluminum cans can be recycled with the amount of energy required to make one new can from raw ore.
  • Using recycled aluminum instead of raw materials reduced air pollution by 95%, water pollution by 97%, and energy use by about 95%.
  • Currently, every aluminum can is made from an average of 54.1% post-consumer recycled aluminum.
  • It takes 7.5 kilowatt hours of electricity to produce one pound of virgin metal from the ore. When aluminum is melted down and recycled, 95% of that electricity is saved.
  • The energy saved from one recycled can will operate a television set for 3 hours.
  • Aluminum cans are recycled to make more aluminum cans, or building materials like aluminum siding.
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