If you drink carbonated beverages, which is better: a plastic bottle or an aluminum can? The answer is simple: aluminum. According to the EPA, aluminum cans are one of the most commonly recyclable materials on the market. In less than 60 days, 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. This recycling process can continue indefinitely because aluminum is durable, unlike plastic, which can only be recycled a few times before being discarded in a landfill.
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