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Don't Can It

by The Earth Works Group
The Recycler's Handbook - 1990

In America, 1,500 aluminum cans are recycled every second

For the recycling novice -- in other words, almost all of us -- aluminum cans are as close to perfect ast you can get: No matter how many of them you have, they're still light enough to carry; you don't need any fancy storage containers -- you can even pile them into a paper bag. And you don't have to hunt very far to find someplace to take them -- cans are worth so much that there's always someone around who collects them.

The secret is that it's a lot cheaper to recycle aluminum cans than it is to make them out of new metal. So years ago, the aluminum industry set up collection services, and they've been paying top dollar to get cans back ever since.

So if you're wondering where to start recycling, put aluminum cans at the top of your list.

Aluminating Facts

Simple Things To Do

  1. Find a Place to Take Them

  2. Recycle

For More Information

"Aluminum Recycling: America's Environmental Success Story."
The Aluminum Association, 900 19th St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20006. (202) 862-5100.

by The Earth Works Group
Don't Can It, p. 32
The Recycler's Handbook, 1990

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