Value of Aluminum Cans?

Answer Recycling has been promoted as an environmentally friendly alternative to dumps or landfills for many years. Aluminum has been widely recycled since the early 1900s. With increasing concerns about ... Read More »

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How many crushed aluminum cans makes one pound of aluminum?

About 25 to 33 crushed aluminum cans make one pound of aluminum. The exact number depends on the size and type of aluminum cans involved. For example, beer cans are lighter and thinner than soda ca... Read More »

How much can you get for aluminum cans?

Some states, such as Michigan, require a deposit on aluminum cans and refund that deposit if the cans are returned empty. Other states have scrap recycling companies, where the aluminum cans may be... Read More »

How many aluminum cans are recycled?

More than 1,665,000,000 pounds of aluminum cans are recycled in a year. That's an increase of astronomical proportions compared to 1972, when a mere 53 million pounds were recycled. Over 100,000 ca... Read More »

Who discovered aluminum cans?

The aluminum can with pull-tab was invented in 1959 by Ermal Cleon Fraze from Dayton, Ohio. The pull-tab was a way to open the can by pulling the tab up. In 1963, it was patented and then sold to t... Read More »