Aluminum cans are one of the most purely recyclable objects in the world. Most are recycled into new aluminum cans. This is known as “Closed-Loop Recycling,” because there’s almost no need for new aluminum in the process. It can take as little as 60 days for a can to move from the recycling bin back to the shelf as a whole new can.
Aluminum cans may be recycled into “new” cans or other aluminum products such as lawn chairs, window frames, pie pans, foil, car parts, or house siding.