Aluminum Can Recycling Increases for First Time Since 1997

Date: May 18, 2005

Source: News Room

The Aluminum Association (, Can Manufacturers Institute (, and Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries ( has released statistics indicating that both consumers and the can recycling industry recycled 51.5 billion aluminum cans in 2004, representing a recycling rate of 51.2 percent. This marks a 1.2 percent increase over the 2003 rate, and is the first increase since 1997. The aluminum beverage can is the most recycled consumer beverage container in America, and boasts more than twice the recycling rate for beverage packages of other materials.

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