Everyday Americans go through more than a million pounds of aluminum, but for much of this mega material, it won't be it's first time around. It's so recycleable, about two thirds of the aluminum that's ever been made is still in existence. While it may take a lot of power to make aluminum, once aluminum oxide is stripped of its oxygen atoms, metallic aluminum is incredibly stable. That means that it can be melted down and reused again and again forever. Americans use more than 360 million aluminum cans a day. In less than three months an aluminum in a can circulates once through its life cycle. So by recycling you cut the demand for electricity and that reduces greenhouse gas emissions. Recycling an aluminum can saves about 95% of the energy required to make a can out of virgin materials. Aluminum is one of those materials that doesn't lose its consistency when it is being recycled. So by recycling as much as you can, especially with aluminum cans, so that it can also reduce the space, the volume of material that's going into the landfills. Wouldn't you like to participate in this energy saving effort and obtain rewards at the same time? If so mail as many aluminum cans as you can.
To: Suzette Scott
P.O. Box 141
Wilmington, De 19899
In return you will promptly receive 15 cents per pound for all cans that you send to me. In addition your name will be included in a drawing which will be held about every three months. Each winner will receive a reward which will make it easier for you to help preserve our environment.