Aluminum Can Recycling Rate Reaches 55.4 Percent

Washington, D.C. -- According to the Aluminum Association (AA), the Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI) and the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries Inc. (ISRI), all based in Washington, D.C., Americans recycled 55.6 billion aluminum cans in 2001, equaling a 55.4 percent recycling rate.

Additionally, 100.3 billion cans were produced in the United States in 2001, and the industry paid out $850 million to recyclers for their used aluminum beverage cans.