aerosol can recycling promoted
A new program has begun recruiting collaborators
to make aerosol can recycling as commonplace as the recycling
of aluminum cans, bottles and newspapers. The new initiative,
called Aerosolv Nation, aims to address the estimated 3.5 billion
aerosol cans sold each year in the United States alone, most
of which end up in hazardous waste landfills or trash dumps rather
than being properly recycled.
Representatives from more than 50 colleges
and universities across North America and several other countries
signed the initiative at the Association for the Advancement
of Sustainability in Higher Education conference. Dubbed ‘Aerosolv
Ambassadors,’ they will launch the program in their communities
in the coming weeks.
Aerosolv is the only aerosol can recycling
technology to be awarded the EPA’s Environmental Technology Verification.
It is safe, affordable, efficient technology to prepare aerosol
cans for proper recycling.
More than 47,000 Aerosolv systems are in
use already worldwide, by universities and municipalities, businesses,
government agencies, and large-scale manufacturers, recycling
an estimated 60 million aerosol cans.