In the US, carbonated soft drinks are the most popular type of beverage. On average, each US person drinks about 45 gallons (about 170 liters) of soda each year. Since one can of soda is 12 fluid ounces (about 355 ml), that's about 1.25 cans of soda every day. The second most commonly consumed beverage in the US is bottled water, followed by beer, milk and coffee. Despite the popularity of these other beverages, soft drink consumption in the US is about twice that of coffee and beer combined.
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- Tea is the consumed more than any other beverage in the world except water. In the United Kingdom, 165 million cups of tea are consumed each day. Americans like tea as well and consumed about 3 billion gallons (11.3 billion L) of it in 2010 — 80% of it black tea.
- People in the United Kingdom consumed about 30.1 gallons (105.9 L) of carbonated soft drinks, also called "fizzy drinks," per person in 2011.
- According to the American Beverage Association, the number of aluminum cans recycled in the US each year could provide enough aluminum to rebuild the country's entire commercial airline fleet — twice.