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Your Container Makes a Difference

Plastic bottles or aluminum soda cans—which is the most Eco-friendly way to serve your soda? A six pack of aluminum soda cans holds about 72 ounces, a two liter bottle about 68 so content is roughly the same but environmental impact is very different.  Mining bauxite (to get aluminum) is very environmentally destructive and it takes 3 times as much energy to produce your six-pack than it does the 2-liter bottle.  Both containers are easy to recycle.  As long as you recycle (and use environmentally friendly cups), a 2-liter bottle is a better environmental choice than aluminum cans.