State Metal Industries
  1. There is no limit to the number of times aluminum cans may be recycled. At State Metal Industries we always wonder “How old is this soda can REALLY!”
  2. The 36 billion Aluminum cans land filled last year had a scrap value of 600 million dollars. That’s like every employee at State Metal Industries drinking 100,000 CASES of soda!
  3. 97% of all beverage cans are aluminum.
  4. North America is currently recycling 2/3 of aluminum cans, nowhere close to the amount we should be recycling.
  5. Making cans from recycled aluminum cuts air related pollution by 95%.
  6. In 2003, 54 billion cans were recycled, saving the energy equivalent of 15 million barrels of crude oil – America’s entire gas consumption for one day.
  7. 350,000 aluminum cans are produced every minute!
  8. During the time it takes you to read this sentence, 50,000 12-ounce aluminum cans are made!
  9. Aluminum can manufacturers have been making cans lighter — in 1972 each pound of aluminum produced 22 cans; today it yields 29 cans!
  10. At one time, aluminum was more valuable than gold!

Author State Metal Industries

State Metal Industries., a South Camden mainstay, manufactures high-quality specification secondary aluminum ingot. We’ve been providing superior customer service since 1948. For more than a half century State Metal Industries. has been an industry recognized supplier of standard and specification aluminum. A busy secondary aluminum source melting millions of pounds of scrap per month, State Metal Industries has an unwavering commitment to meet individual customer’s unique needs. State Metal Industries processing, metallurgical and manufacturing expertise, and state-of-the-art technology have allowed us to develop long-term, successful business relationships with some of the best manufacturers in the U.S. and overseas.

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