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Recycling Tin Cans

Recycle your cans. Tin and steel cans save a lot of energy if they are recycled. Reclaiming one ton of steel or tin saves 1.5 tons of ore. Tin recycling saves an estimated 2,600 kilowatt hours per ton. Steel recycling saves and average of 4,300 kilowatt hours per ton or 47% of the energy required to process steel from raw materials.

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By kathryn. (Guest Post)
March 18, 20060 found this helpful

do you know how long it takes for tin cans to disintegrate

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March 18, 20060 found this helpful

According to: www.goerie.com/.../talkin__trash.html
It takes 100 years for a tin can to disintegrate.

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By recycling project (Guest Post)
May 20, 20070 found this helpful

how much tin is used in the world per year?

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By (Guest Post)
June 8, 20070 found this helpful

It's roughly 0.12 million tonnes / year. Here i'm talking about pure tin metal.

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By Rob (Guest Post)
September 18, 20070 found this helpful

I hate to ask a dumb question, but what type of cans are steel? I know soda cans are aluminum and soup cans are steel, so what are tin?

Editor's Note: All steel cans are coated (plated) with tin.

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I believe cans may have been all tin at one time but now they are only tin coated. So they are both steel and tin cans.

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By Robin (Guest Post)
November 5, 20070 found this helpful

Why would you want to disintegrate a tin can? Why wouldn't you just recycle it?

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By natalie (Guest Post)
November 8, 20070 found this helpful

What do they do with the tin cans, is it used to make anything else?

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By NO BODy (Guest Post)
November 13, 20070 found this helpful

How do you recycle tin cans? Is it hard or easy?

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By Cassie (Guest Post)
April 4, 20080 found this helpful

What happens to the can after they are crushed. Do they get melted down and made into new cans or is recycling a waste of time and energy?

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By (Guest Post)
May 23, 20080 found this helpful

I wonder what tin is made of? TIN?

Editor's Note: According to Wikipedia it is an element. It is a silvery, malleable poor metal that is not easily oxidized in air and resists corrosion.

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Tin cans contain a thin coating of tin.

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By Biraban Public School Sponser (Guest Post)
June 23, 20080 found this helpful

How much money would I get if I sold 4000 aluminium cans to a recycling company?

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By chris (Guest Post)
July 15, 20080 found this helpful

4000 aluminum cans = 400 pounds. 400 * $0.50 = 200 dollars.

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