Tuesday, September 27, 2016


September 27 is National Crush A Can Day.  The observance was created to educate people about the benefits of recycling.

Some interesting facts from Binge Magazine:

1.  If you lined all the aluminum cans recycled in 2015 end-to-end, they would circle the earth 169 times.

2.  In the USA, 105,800 aluminum cans are recycled each minute.

3.  Your television could run 3 hours from the energy saved by recycling cans.

4.  Aluminum cans generate about 1-cent per can.

5.  The aluminum can industry pays more than 1 billion dollars annually for recycled cans.

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We have a can-crusher setting in the kitchen:  I toss the cans from the counter into the container but  Gerald developed his own system which he uses in the garage:

He uses an 8-pound sledgehammer to crush them.  WHAM!  They are nice and flat!

The guy at the recycling center told Gerald that his were the best-looking cans they receive!

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