Can in Nature

Can in Nature

ALUMINUM CANS

On average, Americans drink one beverage from an aluminum can every day.
But we recycle just over 49% of the cans we use.
Since the cans are 100% recyclable, we could drastically reduce the energy needed to produce brand new cans simply by recycling our empties.
An aluminum can is able to be returned to the shelf, as a new can, as quickly as 60 days after it’s put into your recycling container.
Coast-to-coast, there are about 10,000 locations that buy aluminum, making it easy for Americans to redeem their used beverage cans for cash. In fact, recycling aluminum cans is a $1 billion/year industry in this country.
Recycling one aluminum can saves enough energy to run a television for three hours.
Source: WM

Can in Nature

Can in Nature

In developed countries, one person generates an average 1 kg of waste per day: cans, plastic, glass, electro-domestic equipment, etc.
An environmental problem that becomes even more complicated if, as well as producing waste, we discard it irresponsibly and anywhere.
We are not, unfortunately, talking about sporadic behavior here: this conduct that clutters fields, rivers and oceans, has a name: littering (abandonment of waste).
Source: Sustainability