National Crush A Can Day
Aluminum can collectors rejoice, it's National Crush A Can Day. If you're someone that diligently picks through your garbage to make sure that all the recyclable items end up where they belong, especially the aluminum cans, then this is a day that was made just for you. No matter how you go about squashing those cans, whether you use a mechanical can crusher, crush them in your hands or line them up and stomp on them, smashing those aluminum containers that may have once held your favorite beverage is a great way to get more of them into whatever your storing them in before they go on to be recycled. Plus it's a great way to relieve some of that daily stress.
According to NationalDayCalendar.com, "recycling aluminum saves 95% of the energy it would have taken to process the same amount from a virgin source." And, "in America, 105,800 cans are recycled every minute." The sad thing is, those are just the cans that are being recycled. A lot of aluminum ends up in landfills or worse, tossed out onto the ground.
Help save the earth, little by little, and pick up those errant aluminum cans you seeing lying around and celebrate National Crush A Can Day by crushing it down. Please dispose of in your recycling.