Cans for Habitat started in August 1997 between The Aluminum Association and Habitat for Humanity International. The neat thing about this program is that money earned from recycling aluminum cans is used to build affordable housing for families nationwide.
Some interesting facts that the program has stated are that if every American recycled only 1 can today, Habitat for Humanity could build 56 homes tomorrow. Americans are already recycling $800 million worth of cans in one year. If one percent of that went to Habitat for Humanity, 160 homes could be built.
There are over 590 current affiliates involved in the program. If you want to become an affiliate of Cans for Habitat, it’s pretty simple. There is a short online registration application. Participants are provided with free tools and resources to implement their recycling programs in your neighborhood.