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What happens to aluminum cans?

What happens to aluminum cans?

| September 17, 2014

For many of us, we can’t get through the day without that 2:00 p.m. shot of caffeine via a can of soda. (Not to mention the 3:00 shot of caffeine. And the 3:30 shot of caffeine…and the 4:00…) Needless to say, those cans add up quickly. It’s fairly commonplace to recycle aluminum cans, but what […]

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The problem with recycling rare earth metals

The problem with recycling rare earth metals

| April 2, 2014

Most Americans probably haven’t spent an abundance of time considering the role of rare earth metals in their lives. And, yet, rare earth metals are everywhere. They’re in the magnets in our computer hard drives. They’re in the massive motors used for wind turbines in the creation of alternative energy. They’re in the fiber optic […]

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