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 Aluminum Association | Aluminum Beverage Can Recycling Rate Rising
The aluminum beverage can is the most recycled consumer beverage container in the United States.
The aluminum beverage can is 100 percent recyclable into new beverage cans indefinitely -- demonstrating recycling at its finest.
The aluminum can is the only packaging material that more than covers the cost of collection and re-processing for itself.  It also helps subsidize the collection of other recyclable materials.
www.packagingdigest.com /info/aluminum   (579 words)

 Packaging World:   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Steel can designers, recognizing that the beverage canners have adapted their handling systems for the thinner aluminum cans, are reducing the future starting gauges and sidewalls to achieve metal savings without losing all of their strength advantage.
Aluminum canmaking lines can be converted to production of steel bodies for an equipment investment that varies from $1 million to $3.5 million, depending on the current line configuration.
It is anticipated that aluminum can costs will be even higher in '96 so as much as 5-10% of beverage canmaking capacity next year will be converted to steel, or in the process of conversion.
www.packworld.com /search.html?XP_PUB=packworld&XP_TABLE=1995070101&XP_FORMAT=article&XP_RECORD=045967195   (2026 words)

 Beverage insulator with retractable shader - Patent 5058757
A beverage insulator (10) is provided with a cylindrical portion (20) of insulating material and a shader (30) extending therefrom to shade the top of a beverage can (12) from the sun.
4,540,611 to Henderson discloses a one-piece insulator for beverages.
The shader can be attached to the cylinder by a hinged two-piece shaft.
www.freepatentsonline.com /5058757.html   (3545 words)

 American Recycler
Since the aluminum beverage can is 100 percent recyclable, most of the recovered containers are recycled into new beverage cans.
It’s possible because the aluminum can is the only packaging material that more than covers the cost of collection and re-processing for itself, and much like the role of football in collegiate athletic programs, also subsidizes the collection of other containers, including plastic and glass.
Aluminum is the highest-value material recovered and yields the greatest revenue stream of all recovered materials.
www.americanrecycler.com /nov03/aluminum.html   (1009 words)

 ISO 14000   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Aluminum can makers and recyclers are committed to increasing the national recycling rate in order to drive that percentage even lower.
If aluminum beverage cans were used to make aircraft carriers, more than 14 could have been built in 1996 from the 983,709 tons of cans recycled.
Aluminum can manufacturers and their suppliers have programs in place throughout the country that have helped increase the number of recycled aluminum cans by a significant 30 percent in just the past ten years.
www.cancentral.com /success1.htm   (678 words)

 SIC 3411 Metal Cans
Aluminum cans were also produced from two pieces of metal, but usually featured a slight "neck" at the top of the body, which reduced the amount of material needed.
Aluminum cans were used primarily as beverage containers, largely because they were recyclable and held a greater appeal for consumers.
Despite growth in the aluminum can sector in the late 1990s, and predictions that the aluminum beverage can market would grow by about 2 percent per year through 2002, the value of metal can industry shipments as a whole declined steadily during the late 1990s and only recovered marginally in 2000.
www.referenceforbusiness.com /industries/Fabricated-Metal/Metal-Cans.html   (2750 words)

 Facts About Aluminum Recycling   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Although aluminum is less than one percent of the nation's municipal solid waste stream, it remains one of the most valuable recyclable materials.
Used aluminum beverage cans remain the most recycled item in the U.S., but other types of aluminum, such as siding, gutters, storm window frames and lawn furniture, can also be recycled.
By recycling aluminum, you will be helping to complete the recycling loop--an aluminum can recycled today will be back on the grocery shelf in about 90 days.
www.anchoragerecycling.com /alumfact.htm   (417 words)

 Municipal Solid Waste - Commodities: Aluminum
Aluminum beer and soft drink containers were recovered at a rate of about 44 percent of generation (about 0.7 million tons) in 2003, and 36 percent of all aluminum in containers and packaging was recovered for recycling in 2003.
An aluminum can that is recovered for recycling is back in the consumer stream in a short period of time.
In addition, data from the Aluminum Association shows that the weight of aluminum cans has decreased by 52 percent since 1972—29 cans can be made from a pound of aluminum, up from 22 cans in 1972—and the industry continues lightweighting activities.
www.epa.gov /epaoswer/non-hw/muncpl/alum.htm   (1248 words)

 Benefits of Aluminum Can Recycling
Aluminum cans are unique in that in 60 days a can is recycled, turned into a new can and back on store shelves.
The aluminum can is 100 percent recyclable and can be recycled indefinitely.
Used aluminum beverage cans are the most recycled item in the U.S., but other types of aluminum, such as siding, gutters, car components, storm window frames, and lawn furniture can also be recycled.
www.earth911.org /master.asp?s=lib&a=aluminum/benefits.asp   (481 words)

 Beverage can
A beverage can is often an aluminium can manufactured to hold a beverage for consumption for a single time only.
The earliest kind of metal beverage can was made out of steel (similar to a tin can) and had no pull tab.
Further advancements saw the endpieces of the can were made out of aluminium instead of steel.
www.therfcc.org /beverage-can-120920.html   (288 words)

 Aluminum beverage can   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The malleable metal deforms into the shape of an open-top can, and the top portion ofthe cylinder may again be deformed in a conical shape.
Finally, a top piece isaffixed to the top of the can, containing a scored region and a pull tab that can be leveraged to open the hole.
Their metal constructionalso conducts heat more readily than glass or plastic, and drinks in aluminum cans can be chilled more quickly than those inother containers.
www.therfcc.org /aluminum-beverage-can-28593.html   (298 words)

 Information About the Can Industry   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Can manufacturers and their suppliers have made enormous capital expenditures developing, building and maintaining an unrivaled recycling infrastructure that forms the backbone of the aluminum beverage can’s recycling success.
In 1996, 62.8 billion or nearly seven of ten aluminum beverage cans were recycled, and thus 2.0 billion pounds of aluminum were diverted from landfills, ensuring landfill space for other solid waste.
Aluminum cans can be recycled and made into new cans over and over again.
www.cancentral.com /environ5.htm   (267 words)

 [GreenYes] Aluminum Recycling
6 billion aluminum cans in 2000, for a beverage can recycling rate of 62.1 percent or nearly two of every three aluminum cans.
Aluminum can recycling saves about 95 percent of the energy required to produce aluminum from ore." Aluminum cans almost exclusively represent the metal beverage can market in America.
The can industry continues its source-reduction achievement in the form of "lightweighting"-making more aluminum cans with less aluminum-resulting in a ten percent savings in the number of cans per pound in just six years when 30.13 cans equaled a pound.
greenyes.grrn.org /2002/01/msg00232.html   (418 words)

 American Recycler: NewsVoice of Salvage, Waste and Recycling
Washington, DC— The Aluminum Association, Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI), and Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) released statistics indicating that Americans and the can recycling industries recycled 51.5 billion aluminum cans in 2004, for a beverage can recycling rate of 51.2 percent.
The aluminum beverage can is the most recycled consumer beverage container in the U.S. It amounts to more than twice the recycling rate for beverage packages of other materials.
The aluminum beverage can is 100 percent recyclable into new beverage cans indefinitely — demonstrating recycling at its finest.
www.americanrecycler.com /0705aluminum.shtml   (386 words)

 HEAVYDUTY LIGHTWEIGHTING: Aluminum Can Design at ALCOA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
In the 60s, nearly all beverage cans were a seamed wraparound of tin-plated steel.
ALCOA's answer is lightweighting, designing cans to use the thinnest aluminum possible within the constraints of strength and appearance.
In the 1970s the aluminum in beverage cans was nearly as thick as aluminum gutters,.015 inches.
www.psc.edu /science/ALCOA/ALCOA.html   (380 words)

 CRI - Aluminum Recycling Rates
The AA counts all of the cans recycled in the United States -- even the used cans that have been imported from other countries specifically to be recycled.
Graph showing the growth of scrap aluminum can imports in the last decade.
This acclaimed 2002 CRI report details the history of aluminum can recycling and wasting in the United States and provides an excellent summary of the environmental damages from making aluminum all over the world.
www.container-recycling.org /alum_rates.htm   (418 words)

 Planet Ark : US aluminum can recycling declined in 2001
The percent of aluminum cans collected, or the recycled rate, was 55.4 percent in 2001.
Aluminum can collection by weight also fell last year, dropping 12 percent to 1,665,000 lb (755,200 kg), including UBC scrap imports melted in the United States.
Can manufacturers continue to produce lighter weight cans, in order to make more beverage cans with less aluminum, the manufacturers' group said.
www.planetark.org /dailynewsstory.cfm/newsid/15730/story.htm   (717 words)

 America Recycles Day Aluminum Can Challenge Saves Energy, Raises Money and Conserves National Resources
The aluminum can is currently recycled at more than double the rate of any other beverage package.
The Aluminum Can Challenge recognizes the impact aluminum recycling has on the environment and is proud to sponsor this yearly contest.
About the Aluminum Can Council The Aluminum Can Council represents a partnership between aluminum beverage can makers and aluminum sheet suppliers and is committed to ensuring that all aluminum cans are recycled.
www.prnewswire.com /cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/03-17-2005/0003204763&EDATE=   (513 words)

 Aluminum Can Recycling
The aluminum can is the most valuable beverage container to recycle and it is the most recycled consumer product in the U.S. today.
Recycling aluminum cans provides environmental, economic, and community benefits to communities and organizations across the country.
The aluminum can is the most recycled drink container on the planet.
www.earth911.org /master.asp?s=lib&a=aluminum/default.asp   (184 words)

The most familiar examples are the aluminum beverage can (or aluminium drinks can) and the tin can for storing food.
The latter normally needs to be opened with a can opener (or tin opener).
Life in Turkish, can; also, Turkish name Can.
www.brainyencyclopedia.com /encyclopedia/c/ca/can.html   (147 words)

 Recycling Today Magazine :: News :: Rexam Wins Aluminum Can Challenge
Participants in a national America Recycles Day Aluminum Can Challenge competition, a joint effort between the Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI) and the Aluminum Association, recycled more than 122,910 pounds of aluminum and raised a total of $88,923 for local charities.
The competition challenged all aluminum suppliers and beverage can manufacturers across the nation to collect the most pounds of recycled cans per employee.
represents a partnership between aluminum beverage can makers and aluminum sheet suppliers and is committed to ensuring that all aluminum cans are recycled.
www.recyclingtoday.com /news/news.asp?ID=7403   (454 words)

 Case Study #9605 / Visit Indiana State Recycling   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The first cans produced for market in 1965 weighed nearly twice the weight of aluminum cans today.
An aluminum drink container is formed by drawing a round blank of metal first into the shape of a cup and then into the fully formed bottom and side-wall.
Each time the can bottom is made thinner, for example, the bottom dome must be reconsidered and possibly redesigned to retain shape under pressure.
www.p2pays.org /ref/06/05012.htm   (397 words)

 ::: Steelcan SRL ::: Tinplated Can Factory :::
Nicolas Appert, "father of canning," received the 12,000 franc prize from the French government for preserving food by sterilization.
E. Lang of Maine was granted a patent for sealing tin cans by casting or dropping bar solder in measured drops on can ends.
Cans continue to bring a variety of nutritious foods to American homes.
usuarios.advance.com.ar /steelcan/eng/historia.htm   (440 words)

 Aluminum Can Crusher Home
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This item is one of the most popular items that we sell, and has generated so much web traffic that we decided to create this web site specifically for the aluminum can crusher.
To order by phone please call us at 1-800-511-3991, or you can e-mail your orders, questions or comments to Customer Service You may also fax orders 24 hours a day to, 805-237-1649.
www.aluminum-can-crusher.com   (414 words)

 aluminum can tab
Though the whole aluminum can is valuable, the tab is made of a more pure form of aluminum.
The highest concentration of aluminum is contained in the tab, not in the can, and collecting the entire can requires a...
Can be mounted to the wall or ceiling.
www.greenhouse-supplies.com /aluminium/aluminum-can-tab.html   (2892 words)

 Rexam PLC : Beverage Packaging : Product news
As the beverage is consumed, the ink returns to its original color showing the consumer how much exhilarating liquids are left.
The 23.5oz aluminum can body is produced and printed on one of Rexam’s high-speed can manufacturing lines and then transformed into a re-sealable container by seaming on a Cap Can end and closure developed by Dayton Systems Group, Inc. (DSG).
ARCO Aluminum, with headquarters in Louisville, KY, will be the single-source supplier of coil aluminum sheet for production of the dome and decorated cap components of the can.
www.rexam.com /sectors/index.asp?PageID=51&Year=recent&NewsID=217   (720 words)

 Aluminum Association | Aluminum Beverage Can Recycling Rate Rising
We encourage consumers to contribute to a sustainable environment by purchasing and recycling aluminum cans."
Recycling is offered through curbside pick-up to approximately half of Americans, through drop off and "buy back" centers located in most towns, and by donating cans to charitable organizations. 
We are looking forward to working with the aluminum sheet suppliers, the beverage marketers and legislators to promote the values of recycling to consumers to keep this momentum."
www.aluminum.org /ACBHTemplate.cfm?template=/ContentManagement/ContentDisplay.cfm&ContentID=8587   (571 words)

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