Recycling Facts

The more beverage containers we recycle, the more we affect our environment in a positive way. A few sustainable outcomes are listed below, but there are many others that exist, and an untold number yet to be discovered!

Did You Know?

  • Albertans achieved a beverage container return rate of more than 85% in 2018.
  • More than two billion beverage containers (refillable and non-refillable) are returned in Alberta each year.
  • Recycling one aluminum can save enough energy to run your TV for three hours.
  • Aluminum cans can be recycled over and over again. There's no limit on the amount of times they can be recycled.
  • It takes only 1,000 milk jugs to make a new recycled park bench.
  • The energy saved from recycling one glass bottle can run a 100-watt light bulb for four hours.
  • The same amount of energy used to produce one new aluminum can will produce twenty recycled cans.