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metal recycling can save your business moneyMETAL RECYCLING FACTS

  • Recycling aluminum saves 95% of the energy needed to produce new aluminum from raw materials.
  • Energy saved from recycling one ton of aluminum is equal to the amount of electricity the average home uses over 10 years.
  • Steel is one of the most recycled materials in the world and, as of 2008, more than 83% of steel was recycled in the United States.
  • Recycling one aluminum can saves enough energy to run a 100-watt bulb for 20 hours, a computer for 3 hours, or a TV for 2 hours.
  • Americans throw away enough aluminum every month to rebuild our entire commercial air fleet.

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