Celebrate Earth Day with the Most Recycled Beverage Package in the World

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Logo for Metal Recycles ForeverEarth Day 2018, slated for Sunday, April 22nd, is dedicated to ending plastic pollution that is commonly known to affect marine life, riddle beaches and landscapes with litter and clog waste streams and landfills.1

In response, the Earth Day Network is encouraging consumers to educate themselves about plastic pollution and ways to address this global issue. Earth Day is also an opportunity for consumers and brands alike to recognize sustainable package options – such as metal – that are available as an alternative to plastic and minimize environmental impact.

Consider this: Aluminum beverage cans are the most recycled beverage package in the world and have a significantly higher global average recycling rate than polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles. In fact, a recent analysis of global recycling data by Resource Recycling Systems (RRS) established a global weighted average recycling rate of 69% for aluminum beverage cans, compared to PET containers at 43%.2

To learn more about metal packaging and its high scores across all three dimensions of sustainability, visit our 2017 Sustainability Report