Did you know that recycling an aluminum can is 95 percent more efficient than making a can from new material? Or that that same recycled container can be recycled and back on the shelf in just 60 days? Here at Sip & Savor we understand that there is life beyond the bottle or can that bring us the beverages we enjoy. That's why our member companies encourage and facilitate recycling.

Whether it's 100 percent recyclable packaging, ongoing efforts to lightweight materials and use more post-consumer recycled material, or our member companies deploying hybrid trucks to the roads - we're consciously minimizing our impact on the environment.

Today, we are pleased to hear that Alcoa, a leading aluminum production company, announced the expansion of its new Tennessee Operations Can Reclamation facility as part of their commitment to increasing recycling rates in North America. The investment will increase recycling capability by nearly 50 percent in the area and help to secure more than 100 jobs at the facility. Well done!

To find out more about what we're doing, and to learn even more interesting facts about recycling, please visit our recycling issue site.

And remember - Think Inside the Bin!