Saving the Planet One Can at a Time

Erwin Oropesa

When recycling first became a way to save planet Earth, there seemed to be a lot of excitement and total community support for cleanup projects and reducing waste. The blue boxes, iconic arrow symbol, and the recycling machine that would spit out nickels for your soda cans don`t seem to carry as much enthusiasm. Despite the ongoing work of Byram Township recycling companies to help reduce scrap metal waste, there needs to be a new push to involve the public in saving the planet.

Recycling Aluminum Cans

The statistics on aluminum can use suggests that American drink an average of one beverage a day from a tin can. However, only 49% of the drinks consumed see the cans returned to a recycling center. Since the can is 100% recyclable, there is tremendous wasted energy and resources in the production of a beverage. By recycling cans, the industry could reduce

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