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Aluminum Can Recycling Infographic

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Did you know that almost 75% of the aluminum ever produced is still in use today? That’s right, because of this infinite recyclability, the cans you drink out of today can be recycled and back on ...

Did you know that almost 75% of the aluminum ever produced is still in use today? That’s right, because of this infinite recyclability, the cans you drink out of today can be recycled and back on store shelves in as little as sixty days. If you help do your part in making sure that your cans find their way back to a recycling bin, those cans may never have to see a landfill.

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    • 2011 ANNOUNCING THE U.S. ALUMINUM CAN RECYCLING MAKE IT SECOND NATURE RECYCLING RATEMEANS NEVER HAVING TO SEE A LANDFILL.D id you know that almost 75% of the aluminum ever produced is still in use today? That’s right, because of this infinite recyclability, the cans you drink out of at your Labor Day picnic can be recycled and back on store shelves in time for Halloween; not just this year, but for many years to come. This can–to–can closed loop processhappens in as little as sixty days, and if you help do your part in making sure that yourcans find their way back to a recycling bin, those cans may never have to see a landfill. THE 201 STATISTICS 1 6100000000061 BILLION CANS WERE RECYCLED IN 2011 ociation goa THE US RECYCLING RATE Ass l is 75 m 7 nu 5% FOR 201 JUMPED 1 i m SEVEN Alu by 201 The % 5. PERCENTAGE POINTS FROM o al! We n 58% TO 65% at g ee th d h er ev ac y r e Am IN 2010 IN 2011 eric a n to h el p us Aluminum cans have the highest recycling rate of any beverage container. IN FACT, A RATE ALMOST DOUBLE THAT OF ANY OTHER BEVERAGE CONTAINER. A large part of the increase in the recycling rate was driven by imports of used beverage containers; imports in 2011 increased approximately 25 percent, underscoring the need for improved recycling among U.S. consumers as well as the value of aluminum.HISTORICAL CAN RECYCLING RATE80% 2015 GOAL OF 75%70%60% 64 68 6550% 61 62 62 57 5840% 53 52 54 5430% 3720%10% 0 15 1972 1980 1983 1989 1990 1992 1995 2000 2005 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2015 ENERGY EQUIVALENCY $AVINGS THE amount of energy saved from recycling those 61 BILLION CANS IN 2011 is equal to the energy Interestingly, that same amount of 17 Cans are an obvious green equivalent of over energy equivalency that 95% recycling cans saved MILLION packaging choice, taking (17 million barrels BARRELS of crude oil), is also what it takes to LESS ENERGY to make a can from OF CRUDE OIL. That’s the amount of oil needed to fuel more than produce the 29 BILLION 1MILLION VEHICLES recycled material, resulting plastic water in energy, emissions, and bottles resource savings. ON THE ROAD FOR Americans 12 MONTHS. consume each year. Source: http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/stories/spacescience/water-bottle-pollution $ Value of Material $ IT’S ESTIMATED THAT SINCE 1972 SOME 53OF ALUMINUM BILLION POUNDS HAVE BEEN RECYCLED IN THE U.S. ese 1.6 tr i l lion d ba alu ck 2 min um 61 ti mes bi l l i on . nd th na n $30 t o-e e moo e to nd- o th c los ed e tretch t ericans lac ld s Although If p cou Am by weight it’s less s r ne d than 2 percent of the USA’s can ave ea recycled stream, aluminum generates h a nd 40 PERCENT of the revenue to sustain all recycling programs. RECYCLE ALUMINUM CANS! W W W. A L C O A R E C Y C L I N G . C O M