The Single Most Important Thing to Recycle

Guess which electronic piece of equipment you can run for three hours
because of the energy savings of recycling just one aluminum can?

Answer: A computer or a television set!

Aluminum is the most abundant metal on Earth. It takes 95 percent less energy to make a new aluminum can from recycled aluminum cans.

The aluminum can you recycle today will be back as a new aluminum can in 60-90 days.


Val M.
Val M4 years ago


Tish Levee
Tish Levee4 years ago


paul m.
paul m4 years ago


Maureen C.
Maureen C5 years ago

I know, and preach, that recycling aluminum cans can pay for our city's whole recycling program. In addition, recycling aluminum avoids all those corrosive by-products that producing aluminum from bauxite ore creates: remember the spills of corrosive fluids from aluminum plants within the last two years?

Terry V.
Terry V5 years ago

Earth CrRY video

Kamryn M.
Kay M5 years ago


Tamara r Pearlman

I have been recycling for years. I even helped set up a recycling program for a small, yet well known town in Texas, 25 years ago. It is so important for our planet to recycle. Styrofoam can be used as a packing material. I found that the ice cream cones I buy come in styrofoam packaging to protect from breakage and I break these down and use them as such. We could do this with styrofoam cups as well as long as we are stuck with this technology. I also recycle 80% of my household waste. I wish more people did as well. Lastly, we need viable ways in which to ways recycle electronics. Cords, batteries, light bulbs and more. I cannot fathom throwing those into the ground. TY for sharing this article.

Joyce Squillante
Joyce S6 years ago

If people don't recycle anything else, they recycle aluminum cans. =)

Janine H.
Janine H6 years ago

thank you very much

Jane W.
Jane Warren6 years ago

I remember asking my mother back in the early '60's why some of my relatives were throwing all their food scraps into a pile by the side of a shed. It was the first compost pile I had ever seen - and most likely the first one in the neighbourhood!