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If a company is giving 5 cents for a can of aluminum how are they making a profit if aluminum is worth only 50 cents per pound

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In such cases, the economies of scale ensure that the company gets a profit. Again, a pound of aluminum cans nowadays goes for about $1.15 to $1.75, which gives the companies a bit of breathing space.

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As long as a pound is less than ten cans, then they make a profit. Small one at least

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Maybe they advertise soemthign with it and they advertiser's pay them so they make money or it could be non profit or it's a rich guy giveing it away o.o

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The $.05 is built into the initial price of the product. They did that with soda and beer bottles to. I've seen some area do that with plastic bottle to. It's a good way to get people to recycle.

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