The percentage of aluminum recovered is currently 54% in the US - so just under half of the cans distributed end up in landfills.
That was a shock to me - I had no idea so many cans are still not being recycled. I'm guessing that the majority of this happens when consumers are out and don't have easy access to recycling bins - they must then simply throw out their cans rather than transport them somewhere else.
What is the answer, I wonder? We need to spread the word and continue educating those around us who don't bother to recycle, for one.
Any other ideas?
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