Aluminum cans are arguably the best material to recycle:
- It takes only 5% of the energy to make a new can from recycled aluminum as it does to make the can from virgin aluminum (other materials take 40-70% as much energy).
- It is made back into the same item that was recycled (not “downcycled” into a different, one-and-done product).
- It is endlessly recyclable (like steel and glass; unlike paper and plastic).
FUN FACT – 75 percent of all aluminum produced (not just from cans) is still in circulation.
- It takes only two months to go from your recycling bin back onto the store shelf!