Did you know that approximately 75% of all aluminium ever produced since 1888 is still in productive use? Some having been through countless loops of its lifecycle. Recycling aluminium uses only around 5% of the energy and emissions needed to make it from the raw material initially.
The average aluminum can is made from 68 percent total recycled content, the highest of any beverage container.
Cans provide long shelf life by protecting products inside from light, oxygen and other factors which can affect taste and even product safety.
Cans don’t shatter and are among the lightest beverage packages to transport, reducing their environmental footprint.
Cans go from the recycling bin to store shelves within 60 days.
Making cans from recycled metal takes 95 percent less energy and 95 percent less greenhouse gas emissions than using new metal.
The aluminum can is the only package that more than covers its recycling costs, helping to finance the collection and recycling of other materials such as glass and plastic.
Why is aluminium better?
Below are just a few facts about aluminium