How do recycling stats stack up for packaging materials?: Page 3 of 7

in Sustainable Packaging on November 13, 2015

Metal (aluminum and steel)

Metal cans—also infinitely recyclable—are the most recycled food and beverage containers in America: 105,784 aluminum cans and 20,000 steel cans are recycled every minute.

That equates to a recycling collection rate of about 67% for aluminum beverage cans and 71% for steel cans, according to the Can Manufacturers Institute.


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