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Aluminum Can Recycling Up Slightly

Stephen Ursery

May 24, 2005

1 Min Read
Aluminum Can Recycling Up Slightly

Washington — The recycling rate for aluminum cans has risen slightly, according to statistics compiled by the Aluminum Association, Can Manufacturers Institute and the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries. In 2004, 51.2 percent of aluminum cans were recycled, up 1.2 percentage points from 2003. The uptick represents the first rise in the rate since 1997.

About the Author(s)

Stephen Ursery

Editor, Waste Age Magazine, Waste360

Stephen Ursery is the editor of Waste Age magazine. During his time as editor, Waste Age has won more than 20 national and regional awards. He has worked for Penton Media since August 1999. Before joining Waste Age as the magazine's managing editor, he was an associate editor for American City & County and for National Real Estate Investor.

Prior to joining Penton, Stephen worked as a reporter for The Marietta Daily Journal and The Fulton County Daily Report, both of which are located in metro Atlanta.

Stephen earned a BA in History from Rhodes College in Memphis, Tenn.

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