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Why recycling cans can help you & the Earth?

Be apart of solution, Not part of the pollution.

Be part of the solution, Not part of the pollution.

Congratulations to Mrs. Mangers' class!

Your class won the pizza party this month for collecting the most cans for our Longfellow CAN Recycle Challenge.

Here is a spreadsheet of the results broken down by classes:

Longfellow Can Recycle Results

Longfellow Can Recycle Results

We will look forward to another challenge in the spring to coincide with our Stewards of the Earth assembly on April 9th and Earth Day on April 22. The challenge will run over the month of April and will be for aluminum cans only. Families will still be encouraged to donate their other metal & steel/tin cans directly to the Longfellow donation account at City Iron & Metal.

The world consumes a mind-blowing 4 billion cans of soft drinks made of recycled aluminum every week.  Recycling one aluminum can saves enough energy to run a 100 watt light bulb for 20 hours, a computer for 3 hours, and a TV for 2 hours. Even though aluminum is the most valuable recyclable material, aluminum cans still make it to the landfill in the United States. Recycling not only keeps rubbish away from our parks and beaches but also prevents dangerous materials from contaminating the environment.

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Aluminum is 100 percent recyclable and retains its properties indefinitely. Aluminum is one of the only materials in the consumer disposal stream that more than pays for the cost of its own collection. 


We recycled around 3.5 billion aluminum cans - that is enough to stretch around the world over 10 times.

How Are Aluminum Cans Recycled? | How Do They Do It?

How Are Aluminum Cans Recycled?

So using standard 12 oz. pop cans that are rinsed and dry I find that the consensus is that it takes from 32-35 cans to make a pound. The price per is $1.35, so you could make some extra cash by collecting cans around town to be recycled.