Metal Recycles Forever


Since metal recycles forever, 75 percent of all aluminum ever produced is still in circulation and 80 to 90 percent of all steel ever produced is still in circulation. In other words, it is possible that the aluminum and steel in your beverage or food can date back to the 1800s and has been used many times.

By recycling your can, you keep in circulation the metal that can be infinitely recycled so that it doesn’t end up in a landfill and is able to be recycled multiple times. You, and each stakeholder in the can’s circular journey need to do their part to keep the can flowing through its existing circular system that takes it from recycling bin to store shelf in 60 days.

The Metal Recycles Forever logo on cans inspires and informs consumers because it emphasizes the transformational nature of the material, which leads to higher recycling rates. You can learn more about the benefits of the metal recycles forever logo here. Please contact Scott Breen, CMI’s vice president of sustainability, at sbreen@cancentral.com if you are interested in using the metal recycles forever logo.