Cans for Cash! Nationwide Recycling Challenge
The City Recycling Challenge is a national contest that rewards cities for recycling aluminum beverage cans. Created by The U.S. Conference of Mayors and Alcan, the Challenge will award a total of $40,000 to participating municipalities for furthering recycling efforts.
Four cities could win up to $10,000 in awards by doing what comes naturally - recycling.
Recycling 40 cans saves the equivalent of one gallon in gasoline.
The energy saved by recycling one ton of aluminum could fuel a car that gets 35 mpg for 82,250 miles.
Last year, recyclers paid nearly $1 billion for recyclable aluminum beverage cans. But that’s only half the story. Because the national aluminum recycling rate is currently at 50%, another $1 billion in recyclable cans end up in landfills annually. That’s like throwing away money…money that could be paid to municipalities…and used to fund other projects and activities.
I think they should do this shit more often. Seriously. We should have done it to begin with. So, sign up if you wanna. Or be left with a guilty concious.