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how many aluminum cans = 1 lb ?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by R72K5, Dec 31, 2003.

  1. R72K5

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    roughly ? anyone know ?
    im just curious

    thanks
     
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    Taken from the Ohio Department of Natual Resources website:

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    Here are some more facts about aluminum:

    Aluminum is less than two percent of the nation's municipal solid waste stream. In 1996 about 3 million tons of aluminum were discarded.

    Discovered in the 1820s, aluminum is the most abundant metal on earth.

    Today, 25 percent of the aluminum used in the U.S. goes into packaging. Packaging is the second largest use of aluminum, behind transportation products.

    In 1974 it took 23 aluminum cans to make one pound. Today, aluminum beverage cans are lighter and 33 produce a pound. A single aluminum can weighs about one half of an ounce.

    Based on 1996 U.S. EPA estimates, Americans generated 1,600,000 tons of aluminum cans and 360,000 tons of foil which translates into about 14.5 pounds of aluminum packaging and 2.7 pounds of foil per person.

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    14 exactly.....
     

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