Aluminium cans facts

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Aluminium cans consumed

Worldwide, this year

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Aluminium cans consumed

Worldwide, this year

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We use a lot of aluminium...
cans - about 200 million every year. You can find more aluminium cans facts below.

Top 3 facts about aluminium cans

1

We drink a lot of soda

The world's beer and soda consumption uses about 200 billion aluminium cans every year. This is 6,700 cans every second - enough to go around the planet every 17 hours.


2

Aluminium is energy demanding

It takes more energy to mine and produce aluminium than any other metal. The energy it takes to make 4 soda cans is equivalent to filling 1 of these cans with gasoline.


3

Huge saving potential

2 percent of the world's energy use is spent on producing aluminium. Producing aluminium from recycled aluminium cans only takes 5 percent of the energy needed to produce new aluminium.



Aluminium cans

In 2006 global consumption of aluminium cans was estimated at 190-210 billion cans a year. We guess the number hasn't gone down and use the upper estimate of 210 billion cans.


We drink a lot of soda

Aluminium is energy demanding

Huge saving potential

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