Food and beverage in cans provide a way for consumers to maintain environmentally conscious behavior. Metal food and beverage cans are 100 percent recyclable. The recycling rate is more than two-and-a-half times higher than that of most other packaging options. Metal food and beverage containers can be recycled again and again without losing strength or quality. And every ton of recycled steel saves 2,500 pounds of iron ore, 1,000 pounds of coal, and 40 pounds of limestone. Every ton of aluminum recycled saves 10 tons of CO2 versus making virgin aluminum..
Sustainability: The Advantages of Metal Packaging -- The European Metal Packaging Industry