Soda and beer in aluminum cans are a greener option than plastic bottles, since metal can be recycled infinitely. But care must be taken when recycling them. Any residual liquid inside aluminum cans can produce a strong smell that is tempting to wildlife, and the razor-sharp edges of a can's opening can also harm wild animals. Before recycling, simply rinse out the inside of your cans and crush them. If possible, use a recycling bin with a tight-fitting lid instead of a plastic bucket to keep curious critters out.
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