CSPA appeals for increasing aerosol cans recycling efforts

Please Recycle When Empty logo (Source: Steel Recycling Institute)

Washington — Nearly four billion aerosol cans are produced in North America each year. More than 15,000 U.S. recycling programs accept empty steel aerosol containers. But many Americans don’t know that aerosols can be recycled. Consumers are unaware in part because only one-third of recycling programs actively publicize their acceptance of steel aerosol cans. The Consumer Aerosol Products Council (CAPCO) and the Consumer Specialty Products Association’s (CSPA) Aerosol Products Division are working to educate consumers, recycling program coordinators and municipal governments about the recyclability of empty steel containers.

“Today more than 65 percent of Americans have access to aerosol recycling through curbside pickup, drop off and waste-to-energy recovery programs,” said Doug Fratz, of CSPA’s Aerosol Products Division, which represents the consumer aerosol industry. “We hope access translates to action.” So CSPA appeals to consumers for increasing recycling efforts this Earth Day. Many steel aerosol cans feature the “Please Recycle When Empty” logo to indicate they can be safely recycled.

More information can be found under cspa.org.

Source: Business Wire