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NATIONAL CRUSH A CAN DAY - September 27

National Crush a Can Day | September 27
National Crush a Can Day | September 27

NATIONAL CRUSH A CAN DAY | SEPTEMBER 27

On September 27th, National Crush a Can Day dedicates time to educating the country about the benefits of recycling. 

#CrushACanDay

Aluminum cans are the second most recycled material after steel in the United States. Not only is aluminum 100% recyclable, but it also uses 95% less energy to recycle an old can into a new one. However, we still throw out more than 1 million tons of aluminum each year. Unlike some recyclables, aluminum can be recycled over and over.
Interesting Facts:
  • If you laid all the aluminum cans recycled in 2010 end to end, they could circle the earth 169 times.
  • The U.S. recycles about 65% of its aluminum.
  • In America, 105,800 cans are recycled every minute.
  • Your television can run for 3 hours from the energy saved by recycling one can.
  • In 2019, an aluminum can was worth about 1.7 cents. 
  • The industry pays more than $1 billion annually for recycled cans.

HOW TO OBSERVE CRUSH A CAN DAY

Learn more about recycling and how you can help. Recycle those cans. Help start a recycling program at work. Other locations for small-scale programs include:

  • Schools
  • Daycares
  • The block where you live
  • An apartment complex

For tips on recycling visit www.cancentral.com. Start Recycling cans and use #CrushACanDay to post on social media.

NATIONAL CRUSH A CAN DAY HISTORY

National Day Calendar® continues researching the origins of this awareness holiday.