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Fun Facts

  •     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.

  •     A used aluminum can is recycled and back on the grocery shelf
            as a new can in as little as 60 days.

  •     Every minute, an average of 113,204 aluminum cans are

  •     Making new aluminum cans from used cans takes 95 percent
             less energy than using virgin materials.

  •     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.

  •     Americans use 100 million steel cans every day.

  •     The steel industry's largest source of raw material is scrap
             metal, which is commonly collected by recycling steel.