31 Aug '12, 1pm

U.S. aluminum can recycling rate reaches 65%:

U.S. aluminum can recycling rate reaches 65%:

Americans recycled 61 billion cans in 2011, according to new statistics. Photo: Flickr Aluminum cans are now officially the world’s most recycled beverage container, according to new statistics released by the Aluminum Association, Can Manufacturers Institute and the Institute of Scrap Recycling. There was a seven percent increase in aluminum can recycling from 2010’s 58.1 percent to 2011’s 65.1 percent figures. The number of recycled aluminum cans doubled that of any other beverage container, including plastic water bottles. This puts the industry on the right track toward reaching its goal of a 75 percent recycling rate by 2015. “We are excited to have made strong progress toward our goal to increase the aluminum can recycling rate to 75 percent,” said Heidi Brock, president of the Aluminum Association, in a press release . “But we need the help of every American to cont...

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