Fish Foam Red Cans are Green

Recyclable Steel Cans

Fish Foam cans are made of recyclable steel, which is the world's most recycled material. Even the caps and spray tips on Fish Foam are recyclable. Over 65% of steel containers are recycled versus 6% of all plastic containers. According to the Steel Recycling Institute, each year, more steel is recycled in the United States than paper, plastic, aluminum and glass combined.

The benefits of recycling steel aerosol cans are:

  1. Cans avoid landfills
  2. Steel scrap is more available to the steel industry
  3. Taxpayer costs are reduced by revenue from scrap sales

The infrastructure already exists for recycling steel cans, so empty aerosol cans go right along with the flow of other steel cans in the recycling process without any added expense or effort.

How do I recycle my can of Fish Foam?

It is important to make sure your can is completely empty before you recycle it. There is no need to remove any labels or parts because they burn up when the can is melted during recycling.

Where can I recycle steel?

Aerosol cans are being recycled today in over 2,000 communities nationwide. Empty steel aerosol cans may be picked up along with other recyclables (glass, aluminum, paper and plastic) in a curbside collection bin or bag, or they can be taken to a drop off location. Check out the steel recycling locator HERE

After collection, steel cans are separated magnetically and crushed or baled for shipping to steel mills. Aerosol cans may also go to a resource recovery facility, where the combustible materials are consumed to generate electricity. 

Formula is Environmentally-Safe

Fish Foam contains no chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), which deplete the ozone layer.

History of CFC regulation:

  • 1975 - Aerosol industry leaders set a new standard by eliminating CFC propellants from aerosols.
  • 1978 - The industry standard became law requiring virtually all aerosol products to be CFC-free.
  • 2007 - Approximately 200 countries, including the United States, agreed to accelerate the elimination of hydrochlorofluorocarbons entirely by 2020 in a United Nations-sponsored Montreal summit. The HCFC phase-out schedule can be found HERE.
  • Today - Most aerosol products, including 98% of those made and sold in the United States, do not contain CFCs.

Benefits of Aerosols

Aerosols continue to be popular because they are efficient and effective. Contents are pre-mixed and delivered at the appropriate pre-measured flow. The sealed container and on/off value mechanism are airtight so the product stays fresh, won't become contaminated, leak or spill.


Many cleaners contain ammonia, but Fish Foam's formula is ammonia-free. According to the Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry (ATSDR), ammonia is a toxic, or poisonous, substance. Ammonia is harmful, especially to children, when inhaled in high or even low concentrations.