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On hot summer days many of us find ourselves reaching for an ice cold pop or beer, often in an aluminum can.  But even though aluminum is one of the most readily recyclable materials, around twenty percent of cans sold in BC are still not returned for refund or recycling.  We can do better! For those of you information junkies out there, here is a brief outline of how aluminum cans are made and recycled.  Spread the word and maybe we can inch our way closer to all cans being returned. The process starts by mining bauxite and extracting the aluminum.  The pure aluminum is then melted down and pressed into sheets from which the cans are made.  When the cans are returned for recycling they are baled, melted, and returned to the shelf as cans again in as little as six weeks!  The recycling process is cost effective and uses 95...