How are pull tabs used in fundraising?


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Pull tabs are used in fund raising by collecting the tabs and recycling them for scrap metal. Drives ask for people to collect and turn in pull tabs from soda cans.

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Groups often choose pull tabs for recycling donations because they are small and easy to store. Rather than collecting entire cans, charities ask that only the tabs be turned in. The fundraisers then recycle the tabs at the going rate per pound of aluminum and give that money to the charity.

The Ronald McDonald House Charities accept direct donations of pull tabs. Collected pull tabs are mailed directly to the charity and are then recycled.

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