Looking for a way to be a good steward of the environment?
It can be as simple as making sure to throw your soda cans in the recycling bin.
Those, as well as other aluminum or tin beverage and food containers, are widely accepted at Advanced Disposal and third party recycling facilities.
It’s important to note, however, they should be rinsed out. Leftover food residue could contaminate an entire load of items making everything unrecyclable.
Did you know aluminum cans can be recycled into lawn chairs, construction products, aluminum foil and even cars? And by recycling just two aluminum cans, enough energy can be saved to operate a television for six hours.
Aluminum is a durable and sustainable metal, so much so that two-thirds of the aluminum ever produced is still in use today. It’s also is one of the most common metals found at home and at the office.
Unfortunately, soda cans alone are some of the most common items thrown in the trash. Americans throw away nearly $1 billion worth of aluminum cans every year, according to The Aluminum Association.
Instead, those cans can be easily rinsed and placed in a recycling bin. The aluminum can is 100 percent recyclable and can be recycled indefinitely.
So the next time you throw something away, consider where it’s going and how long it will be there. Remember, if you can recycle or reuse, you’re not just saving materials, you’re saving the environment and valuable landfill space.