Aluminium cans facts


Aluminium cans consumed

Worldwide, this year

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

Top 3 facts about aluminium cans


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.


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.


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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