Ever wonder, how long does it take to recycle a can naturally? Simply letting Mother Nature do the job with no help from mankind, other then to leave it alone, untouched, laying there for decades.
It will take you only a few seconds to put an aluminum can back into the recycling stream, but left to Mother Nature, it takes about 50 years (or longer) to disintegrate.
This impactful video will make a lasting impression on you, if you have any doubts about this simple concept. Besides, aluminum cans “can” be recycling countless times and melted and remade into future cans.