Aluminum Beverage Cans Are Better for the Planet
Open up to Sustainability.
When it comes to sustainability, only one beverage container delivers unrivaled benefit—the aluminum can. That’s because cans are the ultimate with regard to recycling. In fact, aluminum is infinitely recyclable, and cans are the single-most recycled beverage package in the United States. In a world that is increasingly concerned about scarce resources, aluminum cans have the ability to be recycled over and over, forever, without losing strength or quality.
Visit these Recycling & Sustainability Pages to find resources and learn why aluminum cans are the textbook example of the circular economy and the shining stars in the recycling system:
- Sustainability Advantages of Cans
- Cans Satisfy Consumer Demands for Sustainable Packaging
- Metal Cans Help Food and Beverage Companies Meet Their Sustainability Goals
- YOU Make a Difference by Recycling Your Cans
- Sustainabilty Resources
- Aluminum Beverage Cans: Driver of the U.S. Recycling System
- Aluminum Beverage Can Sustainability Communications Toolkit
Smart, sustainable cans.
100% recyclable - infinitely
Most recycled beverage package in the United States
Central to a circular economy
Recycled beverage cans are back on store shelves in as little as 60 days
Aluminum cans contain an average of 73% total recycled content
Aluminum beverage cans have a 46% recycling rate
Nearly 75% of all aluminum ever produced is still in use today
It matters to consumers.
Compared to other beverage packages, consumers prefer cans:
For their ease of recycling
Because they are made of recycled material
Because of their low environmental impact