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From: Fred Friedman (FRIEDMAN.FRED@EPAMAIL.EPA.GOV)
Date: Fri May 16 1997 - 04:15:00 EDT


Date: Fri, 16 May 97 09:15 WET DST
From: FRIEDMAN.FRED@EPAMAIL.EPA.GOV (Fred Friedman)
Subject: Re: Need background information on aluminum recycling

May 16, 1997

How many times can an aluminum can be recycled? A: An unlimited number of times. Recycled aluminum is remelted and combined with virgin aluminum-producing feedstocks. There is rarely a purely recycled aluminum can used for beverages.

Is there a number on a can? A: If you mean in the same vein as the Society of the Plastics Industry s plastic resins code, no, there is no such need for aluminum.

Is there information on a can regarding recycling? A: Not typically, except to name the bottle law states where deposit legislation is in force, initiating reuse and recycling.

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