Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Aluminum recycling facts
  • A used aluminum can is recycled and back on the grocery shelf as a new can, in as little as 60 days. That’s closed loop recycling at its finest 
  • Used aluminum beverage cans are the most recycled ., but other types of aluminum, such as siding, gutters, car components, storm window frames, and lawn furniture can also be recycled
  • Recycling one aluminum can saves enough energy to run a TV for three hours — or the equivalent of a half a gallon of gasoline
  • More aluminum goes into beverage cans than any other product
  • Because so many of them are recycled, aluminum cans account for less than 1% of the total U.S. waste stream, according to EPA estimates
  • 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 an 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
  • A 60-watt light bulb can be run for over a day on the amount of energy saved by recycling 1 pound of steel. In one year in the United States, the recycling of steel saves enough energy to heat and light 18,000,000 homes!

Source: Perstorp


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