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ALUMINUM RECYCLING FACTS:

recycleA 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 recyling at its finest!

recycleUsed aluminum cans are the most recycled item in the U.S., but other types of aluminum, such as siding, gutters, car components, storm window frames, and lawn furniture can also be recycled.

recycleRecycling one aluminum can saves enough enery to run a TV for three hours -- or the equivalent of a half gallon of gasoline.

recycleMore aluminum goes into beverage cans than any other product.

recycleBecause so many of them are recycled, aluminum cans account for less than 1% of the total U.S. waste stream, according to the EPA estimates.

recycleAn aluminum can that is thrown away will still be a can 500 years from now!

recycleThere is no limit to the amount of times an aluminum can be recycled.

recycleWe use over 80,000,000,000 aluminum soda cans every year.

recycleAt one time, aluminum was more valuable than gold!

recycleA 60-watt light bulb can be run for over a day on the amount of energy saved by recycling 1 pound steel. In one year in the United States, the recycling of steel saves enough energy to heat and light 18,000,000 homes.

These recycling facts have been compiled from various sources including the National Recyling Coalition, the Environmental Protection Agency, and Earth911.org