It depends on how much a pound of aluminum is going for. The fact that they're beer cans won't make any difference.
In North Dakota it is $79 per pound. A pound is usually 128 cans. Your welcome. Wrong and wrong again! You mean 79 cents and its 33-35 cans that make a pound. Wow!
a recycling plant handles them, melts them down and sells the aluminum to companies who make them into other things, maybe even more cans.
Steel is magnetic, but aluminum is not - therefore if you have a pile of cans, a magnet will pick up the steel ones, leaving the aluminum ones behind !
An individual can collect their soda cans and take them to a recycling stand, usually outside of a supermarket. This is a good way to earn money and help the environment.
Yes it is. Recycling saves a lot of energy. It's much easier to make steel and aluminum cans out of recycled cans than it is to make them from scratch. Same with paper from paper, rather than from trees. Same with glass. Same with plastic.
Recycle used aluminum cans (collect and send to recycling center)cans are cleaned, crushed and made into balesbales are sent to aluminum plantcans are shredded, remelted with new metal and cast into ingotsthe ingots are rolled out to make aluminum sheetsrolls of sheets are shipped to can plantsnew aluminum cans are madecans are shipped to drink manufacturerstransportion of filled cans to retailerscans are sold to customers.Recycling aluminum requires only 5% of the energy and produces only 5% of the CO2 emissions as compared with primary production and reduces the waste going to landfill.
car bodies, tractor trailers, but mostly it is used to make new cans - so keep recycling! : )
Steel and aluminum cans contribute to the production of anything from cars to paperclips. Aluminum cans are also recycled into a lot more aluminum cans.