Recycling tin cans reduces related energy use by 74%, air pollution by 85%, solid waste by 45%, and water pollution by 76% compared to wasting them. That sounds great doesn’t it? But we only recycle 5% of our tin cans! They also use tin to make recycled jewelry and other goods like stuff for your kitchen and your garden.
Facts about Recycling Tin
Steel and aluminum are common metals in the UK and the United States
which are produced and exist in large quantities. World primary production
of aluminum is around 24 million tones on average a year. Metals can
be recycled indefinitely without losing any of their properties. They
make up around 8% of the average household dustbin.