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Think you're recycling the right way? Think again

This segment is sponsored by Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy. 

Every day, you're likely to use some sort of can or metal, whether it's a pop or soup can.

What do you do when you are finished with it? Toss it in the trash? You should consider recycling it.

Our friends at the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy, or EGLE, encourage you to recycle -- but do it the right way. That old can you tossed out may be reused for something different.

EGLE officials said once a can has been used, rinse it out and then recycle it.

Being mindful of aerosol cans is key, so make sure all of the liquid is removed from the can before recycling it. This not only protects the environment, but it also helps workers at the recycling plant.

Michigan is one of the best at recycling cans, mostly due to the Michigan Deposit Law and the abundant locations available where people can return cans. Thanks to the law, we return hundreds of thousands of cans a year, which in return -- no pun intended -- are cleaned, crushed and repurposed into new cans within 60 days. 

If you want to learn more about the Schupan Recycling Company, visit schupan.com.

If you want to learn more about the new EGLE campaign, which features the Recycling Raccoons Squad, visit recyclingraccoons.org.