Recycling mines valuable materials out of garbage to make new products. Recycling is one of the oldest environmental practices, and one of the most beneficial. By recycling our everyday items that would normally go into the trash (such as our cat and dog food cans), we can conserve natural resource, reduce landfilling, and save energy. Did you know:
- Recycling aluminum cans saves 95% of the energy used to make aluminum cans from virgin materials.
- Aluminum pet food cans contain approximately 40% recycled aluminum, the industry average.
- Recycling 1 ton of aluminum cans conserves the equivalent of 36 barrels of oil, or 1,665 gallons of gasoline (EPA 2007 MSW Facts & Figures Fact Sheet).
- Aluminum never wears out. It can be recycled forever (where facilities are available).
about Keep America Beautiful
Keep America Beautiful
, Inc. is the nation's largest volunteer-based community action and education organization. With a network of nearly 1,000 affiliate and participating organizations, KAB forms partnerships and programs that engage individuals to take greater responsibility for improving their community's environment.
Keep America Beautiful combines education with hands-on stewardship to make America's communities cleaner, greener, safer, and more livable. Through their network of local affiliates, Keep America Beautiful supports and sustains recycling and waste reduction initiatives in many forms. From comprehensive community-wide solutions to awareness-building events, KAB and its affiliates are devoted to reducing waste in our communities and our society.
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