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Simple Sustainability: All About CRV Recycling

Simple Sustainability: All About CRV Recycling

Recycling is the process of collecting and processing materials which would otherwise be disposed of and turning them into new products. Ultimately, recycling is one of the easiest ways to help maintain the health of our planet and reduce the amount of the waste going into landfills. By recycling simple household items, you can help benefit both your community and environment.

What is CRV?

California Refund Value (CRV) is the amount paid by consumers when purchasing eligible aluminum, plastic, and glass beverage containers and then paid back at one of California’s certified recycling centers.

By recycling CRV containers, customers are not only able to promote sustainability and conserve energy but also receive the refund value of the container. Take a look below for all beverage containers that are part of the CRV program,

  • Aluminum cans
  • Water bottles
  • Fruit Drinks
  • Beer bottles
  • Sports drinks
  • Wine coolers
  • Coffee and tea drinks

When deciding whether an item is recyclable or not, simply look for the familiar recycling symbol which can be typically found at the bottom of bottles and cans.

Where can I recycle my bottles and cans?

Next to paper, bottles and cans are the most commonly recycled materials in the United States. Nearly all of these containers are made of extremely valuable and highly recyclable materials which ultimately help save natural resources and reduce pollution throughout the environment.

Looking to recycle? Search for your nearest AIM Recycling center today!

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