Recycling saves energy. Recycling ONE aluminum can saves enough energy to run a television for three hours. If the United States recycled all aluminum cans for one year, it would save enough energy to light Washington, DC, for 3.7 years. Recycling cans and bottles is also important for our environment and economy. Recycling aluminum reduces water consumption by 95 percent, and air pollutants by 95 percent. Recycle Away offers a huge variety of recycling containers for bottles and cans.