Recycling at Scale of Aluminum Beverage Cans

Key Facts/Talking Points:

  • Since tracking began in 1972, the aluminum industry has recycled nearly 2 trillion aluminum beverage cans.6

  • In 2020, Americans recycled nearly 46.7 billion aluminum beverage cans, generating nearly $700 million in revenue.6

  • In 2020, Americans recycled nearly 46.7 billion aluminum beverage cans, which is equivalent to 11 12-packs per person.6

  • There are nearly 90,000 aluminum beverage cans recycled in America every minute.6

  • There are 5.4 million aluminum beverage cans recycled every hour in America.6

  • There are nearly 130 million aluminum beverage cans recycled every day in America.6

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