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Depending on the type, cans are completely different

Did you know that there are two types of cans? Steel cans are rather hard. Aluminum cans are soft and collapse when you squeeze them. Look closely at a juice can and you will see either an “aluminum” mark or a “steel” mark.

Even though both are cans, they have different recycling methods. A steel can is completely flattened and turned into steel sheet and steel products for constructing buildings. After an aluminum can is flattened and melted, it is once again made into a can or made into automobile parts. Making aluminum cans by recycling uses less fuel than making them from scratch, so it is more economical to recycle them.