Beverage Can Management

Around 70 percent of the U.S. aluminum production is in making recycled aluminum. In the beverage can market, a used can is often recycled over and over again in a true closed loop process. The recycling rate for cans far exceeds competitive packaging tpes but the industry wants to continue to improve. To do that, responsible, comprehensive, and sensible recycling policy is needed.

U.S. Aluminum Industry 2012 Recycling Rate

Aluminum Association Applauds Signing of Maryland Recycling Bill

ARLINGTON, Va.
Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley has signed into law a measure that will increase access to recycling in multifamily dwellings.

Under Maryland law, an apartment building or condominium containing more than ten dwellings is required to have recycling available to residents.

The Aluminum Association Supports America Recycles Day and Offers Challenge

Recycle Every Aluminum Can You See and Use Tomorrow and Every Day
ARLINGTON, Va., The Aluminum Association supports America Recycles Day, tomorrow, November 15th and reminds everyone to recycle all the aluminum they use in their everyday lives.

Aluminum is infinitely recyclable meaning it can be eternally recycled with no loss in quality.  Aluminum’s recyclability and durability mean that 75% of all aluminum ever produced is still in use today. 

Aluminum Can Recycling Rate Reaches Highest Level in More than a Decade

At 58.1%, Can's Recycling Rate Is Nearly Double That of All Other Beverage Containers
WASHINGTON, D.C., The U.S. recycling rate for aluminum beverage cans has reached its highest level in a decade, with 58.1% of all cans recycled last year - a rate that is more than double that of any other beverage container, the Aluminum Association, Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI) and Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) announced today. 

Curbside Value Partnership Forms Independent Organization

Focus will continue to be on increasing recycling participation

ARLINGTON, Va., The Aluminum Association, the Can Manufacturers Institute and Keep America Beautiful, Inc. (KAB) have announced that Curbside Value Partnership (CVP) has become an independent nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. Steve Thompson, long-time director of CVP, has been named executive director. The board of directors is comprised of representatives from Novelis, Alcoa, ARCO Aluminum Inc., Ball Corporation, Coca-Cola Recycling and Keep America Beautiful.

Aluminum Association Partners with Sarah Inc. to Provide Jobs for Special Needs Individuals While Helping Environment

ARLINGTON, Va.,  The Aluminum Association's Cans for Causes Program is pleased to assist SARAH Inc. in Guilford, Connecticut with their recycling efforts.
SARAH Inc. has started a recycling program to keep more than 500,000 aluminum cans and bottles out of landfills, while providing jobs for special needs individuals.  SARAH's mission is to provide advocacy, services and support for people with intellectual and other disabilities and to promote opportunities for full inclusion in their communities.

Recycling

Quick Read

Aluminum producers and recyclers in the aluminum industry work with individuals, communities and businesses to enable both curbside and industrial recycling programs. UBC (used beverage container) recycling is the most readily recognized of the recycling programs. Aluminum is also recycled at the end of life from products such as cars and building parts. Window frames, wire, tubing and electronics are additional examples of aluminum that is recycled at the end of life.

Aluminum Recycling

The aluminum industry supports federal and state policies that create incentives to increase the recycling of aluminum.  Aluminum is a perfect material for recycling and nearly 75 percent of the aluminum ever made is still in use today because of its infinite recyclability.

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