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The Pop and Problem with the Aluminum Can

I am sitting in a plane as I write this, sipping my usual inflight beverage — a can of seltzer water. Apart from the refreshing fizz of the bubbles down my throat, it’s nothing very exciting. But did you know that this can could have far-reaching impacts on our planet and it’s animals?

The first thing to note is that my can of seltzer is just one drop in an ocean of cans. We use more than 100 billion aluminum cans every year in the U.S., well over 300 per person. That’s almost one every day for each of us.

In our newest project at the Center for Environmental Health, we decided to look at this incredibly popular package — the aluminum can. You might never have even…

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 The Pop and Problem with the Aluminum Can

I am sitting in a plane as I write this, sipping my usual inflight beverage — a can of seltzer water. Apart from the refreshing fizz of the bubbles down my throat, it’s nothing very exciting. But did you know that this can could have far-reaching impacts on our planet and it’s animals? The first thing to note is that my can of seltzer is just one drop in an ocean of cans. We use more than 100 billion aluminum cans every year in the U.S., well over 300 per person. That’s almost one every day for each of us.

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Europe's environmental news service.

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