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Why, specifically, is recycling aluminum cans such a good idea?
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  1. Recycling aluminum replaces ore mining as a means of producing new aluminum. Another benefit of recycling is that the process requires much less energy than the creation of new cans. The energy saved from recycling just one can is able to light a 100-watt bulb for up to four hours.

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