Beer cans not small change

Published Saturday February 27, 2010
BY NANCY HICKS and JoANNE YOUNG
LINCOLN JOURNAL STAR

Sen. Arnie Stuthman of Platte Center started the conversation during a committee discussion.

What could you make from recycling all those beer cans sold in Whiteclay?

A lot of money, he concluded.

You could get about $57,000 for the Whiteclay cans, based on information from Lincoln’s recycling manager and A-Can Recycling Center.

The estimate is based on these facts.

In 2008, about 4.2 million 12-ounce cans of beer were sold by four Whiteclay businesses.

In this part of the country, that much aluminum will bring about 46 cents a pound.

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