If you drink carbonated beverages, which is better: plastic bottles or aluminum cans? The answer is simple: aluminum. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, aluminum cans are one of the most commonly recyclable materials today. A typical soda can goes from the supermarket to the recycling bin to the recycling facility and is back on the shelf as a new soda can in less than 60 days. This recycling process can be done indefinitely because aluminum is durable, unlike plastic, which can be recycled a few times before being discarded into a landfill.
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