The Two-Piece Aluminum Can

Lessons for the Circular Economy

Etienne Yuan
Climate Conscious
Published in
5 min readFeb 10, 2021

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What goes around, comes around goes the saying. So, one might argue that aluminum cans must enjoy exceptionally good karma. Just in the United States alone, consumers recycle over 46% of all the aluminum cans after having quaffed their contents. As a result, about 75% of all aluminum ever refined still remains in circulation.

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Etienne Yuan
Climate Conscious

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