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U.S. breakdown of recycled content of an aluminum can 2016-2017

Based on 2016 and 2017, 50 percent of an average aluminum can in the United States was from post-consumer scrap, generated from the recycling stream and other scrap sources. The domestic consumer recycling rate of aluminum cans in the U.S. reached some 49.8 percent in 2018.

Recycled content composition of an average aluminum can in the United States between 2016 and 2017, by material

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Release date

September 2019


United States

Survey time period

2016 and 2017

Supplementary notes

Figures are based on a survey of the five main producers of the aluminum can sheet in the United States - Alcoa, Constellium, Logan, Novelis, and Tri-Arrows.

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