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Millions of people buy aluminum beverage cans every day. The same cans are reused or discarded. Recycling aluminum is extremely efficient and beneficial for both processors and consumers. Because of its versatility and strength, as well as its durability against corrosion, it remains a highly sought-after commodity in a range of markets.

In just 60 days, the used could go through the procedure.

1. The cans that are used are taken care of and delivered to local centers, charities, or any other recycling bin.

2. Cans that are used can be separated from recyclable materials by an intermediate processing firm that makes use of balers to make the cans ready for transport for processing by a large firm.

3. Large processing companies take the empty cans and then form them into cubes or bales. These are then sent to aluminum firms.

4. When used cans are delivered to the aluminum factories, They are crushed, shredded, and melted to rid the cans of color and brand.

5. The recycled aluminum is mixed with new aluminum in a massive furnace.

6. The melted aluminum is then poured into huge ingot molds.

7. The rolling mills then make the ingots into huge, thin sheets of aluminum.

8. The aluminum sheets are then shipped to can makers who shape the aluminum into the traditional form of a soda bottle.

9. The cans are then delivered to beverage retailers to be filled.


It requires 95 % less effort to reuse the can than to make one from new materials.

Aluminum cans have the highest recycling rate of any beverage container.

Aluminum, which generates the highest revenues, is the most sought-after material for curbside collection companies.

Aluminum is very durable and is able to be recycled numerous times.

The amount of water pollution is reduced by 97 percent after creating drink cans made from recycled aluminum.

Demand for aluminum in the industry is growing due to its strength and light properties.

Aluminum is also utilized by the electrical, construction, and machinery industries.

Recycling aluminum earns consumers nearly $1 billion annually.

The aluminum recycling process benefits many charities that collect drink cans from individuals and then make use of the money from deposits for small-scale projects.


Even after the introduction of certain laws prohibiting aluminum’s disposal in landfills, the recovery of aluminum disposed could be enhanced.

Expand the number of curbside drop-off or pick-up locations. It is convenient to provide these services, and sites will guarantee recycling.

Encourage the education and actions of both state and local government. The results of relevant studies on the amount of aluminum that is disposed of could raise awareness and development in increased recycling facilities available to customers.

Inspire consumers to recycle aluminum by using “pay as you throw” collection systems. With quick and easy payments to the user, the system provides an incentive for recycling.

Concentrate on recycling education and efforts on local businesses and multi-family units. These areas have a greater amount of general waste, and recycling efforts targeted at these locations could play a significant role in reducing the amount of aluminum that is disposed of.

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