Aluminum cans are one of the best materials when it comes to recycling, since they can be recycled an infinite amount of times. A recycled can will be back on the shelf in as little as 60 days!
Of the estimated 700 MILLION tons of aluminum produced since manufacturing as we know it began, roughly 75% of it is still in productive use.
Each year, recycling aluminum cans in the U.S. saves enough energy to fuel more than one million vehicles on the road for 12 months!
Recycling one aluminum can saves enough energy to keep a 100-watt bulb burning for almost four hours or run your television for three hours.
Steel is the most recycled material in the world! Although Americans throw away enough iron and steel to supply all the nation’s automakers on a continuous basis!
The United States recycles enough copper annually to provide the copper content to make 25,000 Statues of Liberty!
Recycling one car saves more than 2,500 lbs of iron ore, 1,400 lbs of coal and 120 lbs of limestone.
In one year in the United States, the recycling of steel saves enough energy to heat and light 18 million homes.
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