Recycling Metals

Is What We Do

Bring It On!

 

 

Aluminum

Over 50 percent of the aluminum cans produced are recycled.

A used aluminum can is recycled and back on the grocery shelf as a new can, in as little as 60 days. That’s closed loop recycling at its finest!

Every minute of every day, an average of 113,204 aluminum cans are recycled.

Recycling one aluminum can saves enough energy to keep a 100-watt bulb burning for almost four hours or run your television for three hours.

Last year 54 billion cans were recycled saving energy equivalent to 15 million barrels of crude oil: America’s entire gas consumption for one day.

Steel

Americans use 100 million steel cans every day.

Recycling steel saves 75 percent of the energy that would be used to create steel from raw materials, enough to power 18 million homes.

Over 65 percent of the steel produced in the U.S. is recycled into new steel every year.

A ton of recycled steel saves 2500 pounds of iron ore, 1400 pounds of coal and 120 pounds of limestone, since they are the raw materials for making new steel.

A steel frame for a 2,000 square-foot two-story house is equivalent to the material of about six recycled cars; a comparable wooden frame would take over 40 trees to produce.

Every day, Americans use enough steel and tin cans to make a steel pipe running from Los Angeles to New York and back.

The average American uses 142 steel cans per year.

Americans throw away enough iron and steel to continuously supply the nation's automakers.

Steel food and beverage cans are recycled into a variety of products including new cans, bicycle frames, and even new cars.