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Facts about aluminum can recycling:

  1. The recycling of regular aluminum cans will save 95% of the energy required to produce new aluminum cans from ore.
  2. 53,000,000 pounds of aluminum cans were recycled in 1972. At present, the amount of recycled cans tops 1,612,000,000 pounds.
  3. Aluminum cans are the most recycled container for beverages in the world. Nationwide, pproximately 105,784 aluminum cans are recycled per minute.
  4. It takes as little as 60 days for a used aluminum can to be recycled, reformed, packaged with new product, and stocked in a store. This means the average consumer could buy the same recycled can from a store shelf nearly 6 times per year!

Aluminum can recycling is most prevalent in major cities like New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Antonio, San Diego, Dallas, and San Jose. Some states like Indiana heavily encourage recycling..

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