Do you save aluminum Cans ? I''ve always heard if you crush the cans they will

United States
January 12, 2007 2:04pm CST
weigh more. I really don't see how that is possible. But, if you do crush the can it seems to weigh more or it just an illusion.
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@babystar1 (4236)
• United States
6 Feb 07
I used to save aluminum cans for my kids when they were young for some extra money. But not no more. You need to save a lot of cans and what you get is not much. And i did crush the cans the reason for this was just to save space, so you can put more in your bag.
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• United States
6 Feb 07
Hi babystar. Maybe it's time to reconsider your position on saving cans and stop throwing money in the garbage. Aluminum cans at your local recycler is paying .80 cents a pound. If you happen to be in the big city at the main plant would pay you $1.30 pound. Bascially, 24 cans would yeild you .50 cents. For every can you throw away, you will have to make 2 or 3 post at mylot to profit back. Combine your resources and collectively boost your profits.
@Elaeblue (145)
• United States
12 Jan 07
Crushing the can will not make it weigh more. Thats against the law of physics and is not possible since the mass of the can is still the same. What difference does it make how much they weigh anyway?
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• United States
12 Jan 07
The difference is, each can is worth money. At your local recycler will pay you at todays prices of .76 per pound. So, for about every 24 cans would be worth around fifty cents to you depending on which brand
@lifetalk (681)
• Pakistan
12 Jan 07
well.. if you take it scientifically. when a can is whole.. it's weight is evenly spread throughout it's whole area.. but when u crush it... it's weight is concentrated on a smaller area.. and so.. it appears to weigh more.. now that is my theory.. it may be wrong.. so dont base ur decisions on it!
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• United States
12 Jan 07
That is my theory also. Several people have told me who saves the cans claim they do weigh more.