Falcons to Host Annual Rise Up and Recycle Day

The Falcons joined Big Bethel AME Church in welcoming members and youth from Mother Emanuel AME to Atlanta.

On Saturday, Aug. 1, the Falcons will hold their annual Rise Up and Recycle Day, a campaign that encourages fans to join the organization's efforts to support green initiatives. This event, now in its seventh year, is possible thanks to a partnership with Atlanta-based Novelis — the biggest aluminum recycling company in the world and the official recycling partner of the Atlanta Falcons.

As we continue to promote recycling, here are five important numbers to keep in mind:

100: The percentage of aluminum cans that are recyclable, and Matt Bryant's PAT percentage in his five seasons with the Falcons.

60: Number of days it takes for a recycled aluminum can to be back on store shelves. Also the number of passes Matt Ryan completed of 20-or-more yards last season.

50: Billions of cans recycled annually by the official recycling partner of the Atlanta Falcons, and the number of years Atlanta has been home of the Falcons.

95: The percentage of energy that can be saved by recycling aluminum versus manufacturing from raw materials. Also the number of comeback victories in the past 25 seasons.

4: Millions of homes that could be powered with energy saved if we recycled all our aluminum cans in the US, and the number of 40-plus yard touchdowns Antone Smith scored last year.

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