Cans (Steel and Aluminium)

Ways to recycle steel and aluminium cans.


Beyond the bank

Take a look and see what happens to your cans and tins once they reach the recycling plant.

Facts about Metal recycling

  • Metal cans are 100% recyclable; they can be recycled again and again and can be back on the shelf within 60 days.
  • One metal drinks can, over the cycle of a year, can be recycled eight times. This saves enough energy to make another 160 cans.

Facts about Aluminium can recycling

  • 75% of the aluminium ever made is still in productive use today!
  • The energy saved by recycling one aluminium drink can would run a fridge for an hour.

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