Steel Beer Cans:
Canned beverages were factory-sealed and required a special opener tool in order to consume the contents. Cans were typically formed as cylinders, having a flat top and bottom. These would become known as "punch top" cans, as they required a opener tool, typically a wedge shaped metal cutter that latched onto the top rim for leverage where lifting it by hand would cut a triangular opening at the top edge of the can. A small second hole was usually punched at the opposite side of the top in order to let air in, allowing the beverage to flow freely.
Today, Worldwide production for all beverage cans is approximately 475 BILLION cans per year worldwide.
North America is the biggest market for cans, using almost 100 billion for drinks and about 30 billion for food, industrial products and aerosols a year. Here's a way to solve the National Debt.
Create a Dept of Recycling.
Transfer Federal employees from other useless Depts like Education and Agriculture to the Dept of Recycling.
Have them go out and collect used cans and turn them in to recycling plants.
Take the $$$$$ earned and apply it directly to the National Debt.
Payed off in no time.
Then disband the Dept of Recycling!!!!!
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