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Are aluminum cans lined with plastic?
Before aluminum beverage cans are shipped off to a brewery, they're also lined with a plastic force field—a layer of epoxy devised to protect the product inside from dings to the can as well as protect the can itself from a beverage that might corrode the metal.
Which is more environmentally friendly cans or bottles?
The Case For and Against Cans You probably know this already, but cans are a lot lighter than bottles. That means they have a smaller carbon footprint than glass (as noted above), but also that they take less cardboard to hold and transport. Furthermore, cans are made with much more recycled content than glass bottles.
Is it better to buy cans or plastic bottles?
Both plastic bottles and aluminum cans can be recycled. However, only 10 percent of bottles are recycled when compared to 50 percent of cans. Cans also are more efficient to recycle than bottles.
Are Aluminium cans better than plastic bottles?
Aluminum cans are recycled more often than plastic bottles, too—the rate for 2016 was about 50 percent. Overall, both aluminum and plastic are bad for the environment. But if you want to keep your carbon footprint to a relatively respectable size, go with aluminum.