Happy birthday, beer can!

March 13, 2009
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It was 50 years ago that MillerCoors (operating as the Adolph Coors Co.) introduced the recyclable aluminum beer can, which replaced tin-plated steel containers that not only gave beer an aftertaste but posed recycling difficulties. The new can caught on wildly and spurred a recycling movement because it was less expensive to use recovered aluminum than to make it from scratch.

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