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June 17, 2015
The latest report released by the Aluminum Association in partnership with Can Manufacturers Institute for the year 2014 indicates that consumer recycling rate during the year touched 56.7%- the highest recorded rate since 1997. The report notes that cans are being recycled at the highest rates due to the high value of aluminum compared to other packaging materials.
According to the report, the aluminum industry recycling rate remained essentially flat at 66.5% in 2014. The rate represents amount of used aluminum can scrap, including imported and exported cans that get recycled as a percentage of U.S. shipments.
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