5 Crushworthy Facts About Cans

5 Crushworthy Facts About Cans

September 27, 2018

Some days the universe delivers beautiful and unexpected synergy. Today is such a day. Fast on the heels of our Budweiser partnership announcement, we’ve discovered that today is National Crush a Can Day, a day created to educate people about recycling.

Why do cans make the perfect spokesvessel for such a mission? Here are a few reasons:

  1. Cans are infinitely recyclable and contain 68 percent recycled aluminum on average.
  2. Recycling cans saves 95 percent of the energy it takes to create a can from virgin materials.
  3. It can take as few as 60 days for a recycled aluminum can to return to a store shelf as a new can.
  4. Recycling 1 ton of steel cans conserves 2,500 pounds of iron ore, 1,400 pounds of coal and 120 pounds of limestone, according to the Can Manufacturers Institute.
  5. Your standard beer can weighs just 0.46 ounces each, meaning distributors can haul a whole bunch of them per truckload.

So, let’s all raise a toast to crushing this save-the-world thing, shall we?


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