The Lifecycle of an Aluminum Can

Green Home Blog

The Lifecycle of an Aluminum Can. Aluminum cans are one of those quiet revolutions that have transformed our lives. In fact, three quarters all of the aluminum that was ever produced is still being recycled and reused today.

Jeff Ivanhoe creates new art form out of recycled aluminum cans


Sonia Renthlei: The first thing that comes to mind when we think of an aluminum can is our favorite beer or soft drink. Post drinking, the can is disposed of to the landfill. But aluminum cans are highly recyclable and can be worked on to produce more cans.

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First Brazilian supermarket where customers can exchange recyclable waste for food open

Green (Living) Review

This establishment, called TrocTroc, offers customers the possibility to exchange recyclables such as PET bottles, aluminum cans and plastic bottle seals for any product sold in the market.

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Video of the Day: Drunk college students benefit the environment and the economy

Environmental Economics

  They came up with the idea of a reality TV show around the life and work of “canners” who scavenge aluminum cans for a living. 

How is Aluminum Recycled? Step by Step


The aluminum recycling industry has set an impressive. Long-term efforts to promote aluminum recycling and reuse have paid off handsomely, and no product material is more frequently returned to recycling plants (on a percentage basis) than aluminum. How to recycle aluminum cans.

How Do You Recycle?

The Green Samaritan

I’m fortunate – my city offer curbside recycling and furnishes a big brown can to deposit all our recyclable items in to include paper, aluminum cans, glass, newspaper, steel. With Earth Day approaching, I’m curious… How do you recycle or how does your city handle recycling?

The Green Can

Green Earth Journey

We started our program in march and we have recycled over 200,000 aluminum cans and numerous tons of plastic. We are hoping that we can expand our program to any and all areas that recycling isn't currently mandatory.

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How Does Recycling Save Energy?


Aluminum recycling. Easy recycling tips everyone can follow. Manufacturing product items from scratch can be both pricey and labor intensive to gather, move and process the virgin resources. Only then can the aluminum be used to make products. aluminum can.

Friday Beer Post: Bottle or Can

Environmental Economics

New Belgium has provided a balanced voice in the debate, posting on its blog in April that even with all the volume of research on the life cycle and greenhouse gas emissions of beer packaging materials, there is no clear answer as to whether glass bottles or aluminum cans are environmentally superior. In fact the Can Manufacturers Institute points out that the value of recycled aluminum is high enough to subsidize the cost of collecting other materials in curbside pickup programs.

FLASQ Wine Offers Portable, Super Eco-Friendly Option for Hikers, Bikers, Winos and More

Wend Magazine

Packaged in 375 mL aluminum bottles, they’re light and won’t break en route. Then, there’s the fact that FLASQ wine comes in unique aluminum bottles, a material that is 100 percent recyclable. Adding to that, aluminum can be recycled infinitely.

The Plastic Pollution Coalition Celebrity Charity Auction

The Green Samaritan

However, there are many items, like single use disposables , that we can do without or find alternative ways to get the same result. Consider moving away from: Plastic bottles TO Reusable bottles for water/juice and aluminum cans for soda.

Airlines Not Recycling Enough

Eco Friendly Daily

Each year, the airline industry discards 4,250 tons of aluminum cans, 9,000 tones of plastic, and enough paper waste to fill a football field (over 230 feet high).

Charming animation aims to save British hedgehogs

Green (Living) Review

Can ''Saving Harry'' popularize their prickly situation? They''re still plentiful in most of their native habitats — plus a few new ones, since the pet trade can make them an invasive species. The U.K.''s s wild hedgehog population has fallen 96 percent since the 1950s.

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Retro biker chicks from Morocco in photos

Green Prophet

Hajjaj is a versatile artist whose repertoire includes portraiture, installation, interior designed (including recycled furniture made from recycled Coca-Cola crates and aluminum cans), but this is the first time that he has had a solo show in New York.

Reuse and Reduce

Green Home Blog

So much of what we throw away doesn’t need to end up in the trash: food waste can be composted, materials like plastics and metals can be recycled, and many products like clothes and appliances can be reused. Cooking oil can be recycled to make biofuel. Reuse and Reduce!

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5 Ways to Go Green This Thanksgiving

Green Home Blog

They can included extra salt and water, which are used to plump poultry and make the meat juicier. Traditional holiday meals are already stacked with seasonal fruits and veggies like pumpkins, apples, and cranberries that you can find at local farmer’s market. Also, be sure to recycle aluminum cans and cardboard or plastic packaging. _. 5 Ways to Go Green This Thanksgiving. The Turkey – When choosing a Thanksgiving turkey, pay attention to the label.

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The best eco-friendly home improvement or home construction products you should use

Green Prophet

Home improvement is very important as it can make your home look attractive as well as increase the value of your home. Non-toxic carpets can also be beneficial to maintain the air temperature; cooler in the summer season and warmer in the winter season.

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A How-to For Recycling

Green Home Blog

Recycling is an important part of any green home or business, but the sheer number of products and materials that pass through our hands every day can make it seem like a daunting task. What can I recycle? Aluminum: Like glass, aluminum can easily be recycled again and again.

Eco Bride to be on Offbeat Bride

Green Earth Journey

This woman and her fiance decided to recycle 400,000 aluminum cans to pay for their wedding! We set aside aluminum anyway, since one of Pete's hobbies is smelting aluminum in the summer months, and just with the cans from his shop and various friend's offices / homes / shops, we can get a pretty significant number built up. Why cans? Aluminum is the recyclable that has the largest positive environmental impact — each recycled can saves about 7 kWh.

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5 Ways To Green Your School

Green Home Blog

So whether you’re a student, a parent, or someone who just want to help your community, here are five ways you can make any school eco-friendly. Imagine the difference your school can make when it switches to post-consumer recycled paper. 5 Ways To Green Your School. Green your school!

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Here’s to Earth Day: 9 eco-friendly Caribbean resorts

Green Traveler Guides

Certified by Green Globe in 2007 for reducing waste by shunning most plastic bottles and aluminum cans as well as utilizing a state-of-the-art reverse osmosis water plant, which transforms salt water from the sea into fresh water. | Green Travel News |.

Reducing Waste

Green Home Blog

We create an amazing amount of garbage, and from landfills to ocean debris to highway litter, we can literally see it piling up all around us. Glass and aluminum can be recycled indefinitely, but paper and plastic are eventually ruined by the recycling process. Reducing Waste. Finding a way to deal with our trash is one of the most important problems facing the world today.

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What is Downcycling?

Green Home Blog

That plastic soda bottle from lunch can be reinvented as carpet fibers while the morning’s newspapers get turned into cardboard boxes. Paper and plastic, on the other hand, are much less durable and can only be recycled a finite number of times. What Is Downcycling?

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5 Ways to Make Recycling Easy

Green Home Blog

If your family is anything like mine, it can be a real chore to get them to use even the most easily accessible recycling bin. Everyone from young kids to grandparents gets used to throwing soda bottles, jars, and wrappers into the nearest garbage can without thinking twice.

That’s impossible, if recycling really did save money, some company would have already done it by now

Environmental Economics

It is now cheaper to recycle an aluminum can into a new can than it is to make one from virgin material, and the same is becoming true for plastic bottles. Tuna cans, cereal boxes, laundry detergent bottles — all of it has value in end markets that are thirsty for it,” said Michael Washburn, director of sustainability at Nestlé Waters North America, a bottled-water producer.

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So You Think You Want Wind Power?

Green Home Blog

Now you’re at the outer edge of middle management and can reasonably expect that the recent economic doldrums and the inevitable downsizing might be just the trick to float your boat at the very least. So You Think You Want Wind Power?

New Eco Trailer Helps Movie Sets And Celebs Go Green


The trailer is built with sturdy, eco-conscious materials like non-formaldehyde plywood, recycled aluminum cans, and industrial scrap. Tired of being an eco-conscious celebrity but not having your own trailer to match? I know I am! (or or was it the other way around?).

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Hermit Thrush Brewery: Party Guy

10,000 Birds

Additionally, each can of Hermit Thrush beer is emblazoned with a motto of “Get beer off oil!”,

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ReUse ReMake Crayons

The Go Green Blog

Aluminum Cans. Use aluminum cans to melt your crayons in. Place the aluminum cans full of crayons into an old pan that has about an inch of water in it. If the cans do not have very much in them, they will float.

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Tal Gur’s Daily Chair Finds a New Use for Yesterday’s Irrelevant Newspaper

Green Prophet

Among local environmentally-friendly designers we have already seen Junktion’s upcycled bicycle and window shade chairs , Amir Zinaburg’s recycled aluminum can chair , and Dosuno Design’s multipurpose Deckstool. Amir Zinaburg’s Recycled Designs Can-Can.

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The Hardest to Recycle Items and What to Do with Them


Sometimes this is a quick matter of throwing aluminum cans into the recycling bin, but what about those items that are hard to recycle and you have no idea what to do with them? Here is a list of hard to recycle items and how you can recycle them: 1.

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The Hardest to Recycle Items and What to Do with Them


Sometimes this is a quick matter of throwing aluminum cans into the recycling bin, but what about those items that are hard to recycle and you have no idea what to do with them? Here is a list of hard to recycle items and how you can recycle them: 1.

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Eco-terms: Biodegradable Verus Compostable

Green Home Blog

Biodegradable and compostable are two important terms to understand when you’re trying to shop green, and knowing the difference can help ensure not only that you’re buying eco-friendly products but also that you’re disposing of them properly. For natural, unprocessed items like fruits and vegetables, leaves, paper, and cotton fibers this process can take as little as a week to a few months. Oxo-biodegradable plastics can be recycled alongside regular plastics.

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Why Is Recycling Important?


Every day, 80 million plastic bottles and 288 million aluminum cans end up in waste in the United States alone [2]. For example, the price of aluminum reaches up to $1,600 per ton [5] , and the value of precious metals used in electronics can be as high as $20 billion a year [6].

Greenpeace Israel Begins Urban Recycling Campaign

Green Prophet

Finally, Koala Recycling Solutions Offers A Way to Recycle Aluminum Cans and Other Metals in Israel. Greenpeace Israel calls on Jerusalem and other municipalities to stop recycling their promises and start recycling trash. Recycling has improved over the past decade in Israel.

The Green Can is recycling for everyone!

Green Living Ideas

Recycling typically falls into this category, and The Green Can has found a way to correct this social issue and others at the same time. The Green Can offers free recycling to apartment / condo complexes and businesses and donates the proceeds to local charities.

Reuven Fields Brings Israeli Scrapiness to his Scrap Metal Sculptures

Green Prophet

But if you can upcycle used metal scraps into something else (such as an upcycled aluminum can chair ) without it undergoing a significant process? Read more about metal art and metal recycling:: Amir Zinaburg’s Recycled Designs Can-Can.

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Reyoutilizer App Simplifies Dubai Recycling

Green Prophet

Each household is permitted to make an appointment once a month to have Union Paper Mills – the nation’s first recycling initiative of its kind – collect their recyclable paper, plastic and aluminum cans.

Sustainable Cell Phone

Eco Friendly Daily

The metal portions of the phone is made from aluminum cans, while the plastics pieces are made from drink bottle and the rubber keys are constructed from old tires. aluminum cans, while the plastics pieces are made from drink bottle and the rubber keys are constructed from old tires.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: What Do the Three Rs Mean?


While eliminating waste production entirely may be impossible, you can take gigantic steps toward that admirable target by embracing each of the three Rs with relish and gusto. You can think of this as your home version of recycling. Shattered glass can be reused to make ornaments.

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Children and Recycling

Eco Friendly Daily

Children aren’t recyclable, but they can recycle! At home, children should learn recycling can be fun and have personal benefits to them personally. A fun recycling project around the house that is fun can be a great way to prevent boredom this summer.

Yerukim Forms a New Green Economy Where the Money is Really Green

Green Prophet

The idea is fairly simple: residents of Kiryat Ono keep their recyclable plastic bottles and aluminum cans and call for a pick-up when they’ve collected at least 20 items. Lastly, the residents can use this “green&# money at participating businesses in the area.

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Nespresso coffee capsules turned into rustic handicraft curtains


Pratima Kalra: We are familiar with Nespresso coffee capsules that contain coffee hermitically sealed inside aluminum capsules. For most of us the left over Nespresso caps are a waste, but the fact that they are made out of aluminum makes them recyclable and reusable.