The empty can weighs 15g and the bottle weighs 170g, both hold 12 oz. of beer (355g, the material intensity of which can be neglected since it is the same for all three).
Keeping this in view, how many 12 ounce aluminum cans does it take to make a pound?
With approximately a half-ounce of aluminum per can, or 32 cans per pound, that makes each one worth about 1.7 cents.
How much are aluminum cans per pound?
With a $0.60 per pound market rate for general aluminum, the least you should receive for your cans is $0.30 per pound. Anything less than that is a scrap yard dealer attempting to maximize their profits at your expense. These prices are also negotiable, which some people may not realize.
How much does an aluminum can weigh?
An average aluminium can (without its contents, of course) weighed 16.55 grams in 1992. By 2001 the aluminium can weighed about 14.9 grams. Aluminium beverage cans come in different shapes and sizes. The standard volume is 375 ml.