The average person drives 12,000 miles in a typical year in a vehicle that
gets 30 MPG. Using the amount of aluminum contained in empty soda cans would
improve that mileage to 40 MPG and save 100 gallons a year.
During that year the driver would use up 171 cans worth of aluminum, (less
than $9 dollars of California Refund Value (CRV), ) even less if you used any other aluminum. As of Dec. 1,
2010, the CRV redemption amount for small soda cans is 5 cents for each can.
That's a soda can worth of aluminum every two days; probably a lot less
than you drink. With 2012 gas prices at $4.00 a gallon, saving 100 gallons,
will save you $414 a year, just by using hydrogen from the Phillips Company
aluminum/water process to supplement the air going to your engine.