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. For example, in 2011 (the last year for which figures are available), the United States alone used, and recycled, 40 billion cans that formerly held all our favorite beverages, from soft drinks to beer. In fact, three quarters all of the aluminum that was ever produced is still being recycled and reused today.

Why Boxed Water is Really Better than Aluminum Cans and Plastic Bottles

Green Prophet

It’s not aluminum cans. While some cities tout recycling as a solution, even this can be problematic. The beverage industry is now marketing a new idea: aluminum canned water. Is boxed water better?

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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. They can also be recycled into stunning works of art that will make your jaw drop. Artist Jeff Ivanhoe has created an art form using aluminum cans, which he calls AluMosaic.

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

From the inbox (From Neil Drobny, Director of Environment, Economy, Development and Sustainability at Ohio State): One of the project teams in my Energy & Sustainability class last spring was challenged by Alcoa to come up with a new idea for building awareness and changing behavior that would increase the recycling rate of aluminum cans stuck at 60% for many years to a level of 75%. 

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. On a worldwide basis, approximately 67 percent of all aluminum cans purchased by consumers are recycled, which makes these cans the most recycled container in the world [1]. Why should aluminum be recycled?

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. Hello, my name is Dennis Gallagher and I would like to tell you about what i am trying to accomplish in Tampa Florida. I have a new program to try and fix the irrational problem of recycling not being mandatory.

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Giving Kids the Green Way through the Written Way

Green Home Blog

This phrase can be applied to many scenarios and one just may be green enlightenment through a child’s eyes. What Can You Do With an Old Red Shoe? Alter comments, “Kids, even if they don’t make a huge impact when they’re 4, can still learn the values of ‘I’m responsible for the things I buy and the things I do’ and ‘I can still make a difference,’ Instilling that value can translate into better recycling habits when they’re older.”

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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. For example, for every single ton of aluminum, it requires four tons of bauxite ore, which must be mined, transported, processed, smelted (requiring high temperatures), mixed with caustic soda, and then heated and separated from impurities. aluminum can. soup cans.

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. According to FLASQ, one aluminum bottle can be recycled into another bottle in as little as 60 days. But it’s another fact, stated by FLASQ, that really drives the environmental benefits of aluminum home: “Around the U.S.,

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 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. If we take a moment to ask ourselves a few little questions , moving away from certain plastic products for normal everyday living, can result in the greatest impact, and be one of the easiest changes a person can make. Consider moving away from: Plastic bottles TO Reusable bottles for water/juice and aluminum cans for soda.

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. They can also become fatally trapped in aluminum cans and other food containers, a problem so serious that McDonald''s U.K. There are hints of urban dangers along the way, like the sounds of honking cars and a discarded cat food can that Harry pauses to sniff.

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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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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). One scientist estimates that if they US airlines recycled just their cans alone, they would be able to build 58 new 747 planes. Even if the airline industry recycled 70% of their aluminum cans, it would equal the amount of energy that 5,000 US households use in an entire year, combined!

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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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. So while it might seem easier to toss your garbage in the can, Greenhome wants you to work on finding ways to recycle and reuse the stuff we all throw away every day. It takes 95% less energy to make an aluminum can from reclaimed materials than from scratch.

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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. If you thought that women from the Middle East and North Africa all wear drab black blankets over the head and stay home to cook dinner, these colorful photos by Moroccan-born artist Hassan Hajjaj might challenge that notion.

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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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. Programs differ from state to state, from city to city, and sometime even from block to block, so how can you know where to start in your neck of the woods? What can I recycle? Aluminum: Like glass, aluminum can easily be recycled again and again. A How-to For Recycling.

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. Even though common school items like notebook paper, soda bottles, and aluminum cans are easily recycled in most cities, school recycling rates in the U.S. Reusable or compostable cafeteria items like trays , cups , and packaging will help cut back on waste, and non-reusable items can be made more eco-friendly as well.

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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. Recycled products occupy the market faster the aluminum cans during a sporting event. Reclaimed wood can be used for the construction of walls, support beams or roof construction.

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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 |.

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. For some items this process can be repeated indefinitely: both pure glass and metals like aluminum can be melted down and reformed any number of times without any loss in quality. 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. But while this trash habit is hard to break, even your most stubborn family members can be prodded into recycling with these helpful hints. 5 Ways to Make Recycling Easy.

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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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. Reduce, reuse or recycle is practically a motto with you, and to prove how eco-savvy you really are you have your recycling barrels lined up inside the garage; one for glass, one for aluminum cans and one for paper. 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?). Thanks to Quixote Studios , the production of totally green set trailers has begun.

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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. Pinch a pour spout into the top of the can, use your dowel rod or stir stick to hold back any clumps of unmelted crayons. The cans are not hot at all, but the wax is.

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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]. Our waste stream consists of resources like paper, plastic, aluminum, steel, or even precious materials such as gold in cell phones or silver in DVDs—all of which cost money. 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].

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. Yesterday’s news finds new use in Tal Gur’s Daily Chair.

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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. Hiria, a large garbage dump in Tel Aviv, has transformed into a recycling center , metals are starting to be recycled , and some urban recycling bins have become targets for artists.

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. They can be used over and over again, but with time, the plastic breaks down , gets lost or otherwise compromised. Fortunately, you can recycle these into plastic benches.

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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. In Florida, as in many places, recycling is not mandatory, so The Green Can has made it their mission to correct the recycling situation. image from The Green Can.

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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. From small-scale butterflies to large horses, Reuven Fields’ scrap metal sculptures breathe life into discarded pieces.

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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. They can be used over and over again, but with time, the plastic breaks down , gets lost or otherwise compromised. Fortunately, you can recycle these into plastic benches.

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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. According to The National , the app allows the company to reduce their costs since they can streamline the collection process.

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. Salvaging pieces of cardboard, plastic bottles, egg cartons and wooden pallets for home craft or construction projects, which can be fun for the whole family. And if you can’t find anyone locally, you could always buy a how-to book or watch videos on YouTube, to learn how to fix it yourself.

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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. If you are looking to get rid of an old cell phone, check with your service provider to see if you can give that old phone a new home.

Abby’s Blog: Girl Scouts Going Green

Green Life Smart Life

a 15-year-old girl scout, says her troop’s recycling has expanded from aluminum cans to plastic bottles and newspapers, collected at church. . My mom likes to say this isn’t her girl scouts. Not that they used to ravage the earth or anything but the push to care for the earth is ever growing in the Girl Scouts today. In celebration of their centennial, the Girl Scouts launched the “Girl Scouts Forever Green&# project to challenge scouts to save energy and water.

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To recycle or not to recycle – is that really a question?

Green (Living) Review

They will toss a tin can that they have just cleaned and from which they have even removed the label (we told to do that in many areas) into the recycling bin and then go out to buy a recycled steel pencil bin. Should we throw the can into the recycling bin? So, let us start here with what could be described as the star of the recycling world, which is, without a doubt, the aluminum can. It can be recycled again and again and again and again and never weaken.

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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. For example, children can collect aluminum cans to sell and then take the money to buy soda, ice cream, or to use for extra spending money on a vacation.