Aluminum Recycling on the Upswing

Nov. 3, 2009
The Aluminum Association, Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI) and the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) say aluminum cans are experiencing the highest recycling rate of any beverage container at 54.2%.

The Aluminum Association, Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI), and the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) say aluminum cans are experiencing the highest recycling rate of any beverage container with 54.2% of them being reused. The organizations add that a recycled can requires 95% less energy, generates 95% less emissions, and creates 97% less water pollution than generating new metal.

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