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Aluminum Can Recycling is Growing!

The Aluminum Association, Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI) and Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) announced that the United States rate for aluminum cans has reached 58.1% of all cans recycled, the highest level in the past eleven years.  Close to 56 billion aluminum cans were recycled in 2010, resulting in significant energy savings.  Aluminum cans are infinitely recycable and are recycled more than any other beverage package. All of this aluminum can recycling is wonderful news, but it is also important to remember that more than cans can be recycled.  Plastic and glass beverage containers are valuable items to recycle. The Aluminum Association set a goal for itself back in 2008, to recycle 75% of aluminum cans by 2015.  At the time, the rate was 54.2%, and with this type of growth, the goal is in their reach. To read the full article on the Institution of Scrap Recycling Industries website, click here.
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