Why you should never crush cans before putting them in the recycling

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What do you do with your cans once you’re done with them?

Hopefully the answer is “pop them in the recycling “. 

In which case, if you CRUSH your cans before doing so, then you need to stop.

Yes, as satisfying as stamping on or crushing a now-empty can of pop can be, you’re actually invalidating the whole point of trying to recycle.

This warning comes from the senior director of public affairs at the Aluminum Association, Matt Meenan, in the US.

 

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