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.

Aluminum and the environment

Green Living Tips

Aluminum is an incredibly useful metal and while it's certainly not in short supply; an often toxic, emissions and energy -intensive process is needed to turn the raw materials into a form we can use; hence the need to recycle every bit of aluminum we can

Green Living Tip: Recycle Aluminum

Living Green & Saving Energy

Home About Us Contact Us Products Green Tips EBooks Going Green: Questions and Answers Subscribe Living Green and Saving Energy Green Living Tip: Recycle Aluminum by greenwise on December 23, 2010 Here is a simple tip for living greener. Aluminum is 100% recyclable.

Are aluminum (aluminium) water bottles safe?

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) “Are aluminum water bottles safe?” is a rather frequent search term that is linked to the GREEN (LIVING) REVIEW and therefore I thought it might be good it I would explain here a little as to aluminum and safety. If, and that question was also raised in some of the search engine inquiries, we are talking about the old military canteens made from aluminum my advise would be not to use them in any way.

Phinergy tests range-extending aluminum-air battery for EVs in Montreal

Green Prophet

The world’s third largest producer of aluminum has teamed up with Israel’s Phinergy to produce a new battery that would make electric vehicles as cost effective as gas- or diesel-fueled vehicles, and significant extends vehicle range.

Are SIGG Aluminum water bottles safe?

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Do SIGG Aluminum bottles contain BPA? Aluminum without liner, even though that was common until not that long ago in the 1970s and 1980s even, is not a real option because of the problems associated with aluminum, and this despite the fact that military canteens and those for the Scouts were aluminum. SIGG Bottles Now BPA Free. But What Were They Before? Not any more.

Hilla Shamia casts wood and aluminum with unusual burnt edges

Green Prophet

Israeli designer HIlla Shamia has found a way to mix “oil and water” or aluminum and wood – two materials I’ve never seen fused together.

Giveaway – Eco-Foil 100% Recycled Aluminum Pans

The Go Green Blog

Did you know… Aluminum is the only material that is endlessly recyclable, without ever breaking down or compromising the quality of the metal. Enter to win an Eco-Foil 100% Recycled Aluminum Pan Prize Pack worth $30!

Aluminum-free deodorant by Crystal

Eco-Vegan Girl

Several years ago I was introduced to Crystal deodorant , and I was really skeptical - how could a stick of salt really keep me smelling fresh? However, my old deodorant wasn't cutting it, and I heard that some of the ingredients could cause breast cancer, so I gave it a try.

EcoUsable Offers The Safe Alternative To Aluminum Water Bottles

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) As most readers will by now know aluminum water bottle makers Sigg and Laken have now finally publicly acknowledged what many have suspected and that is that water bottles made and sold until recently were lined with an epoxy resin containing Bisphenol-A (BPA). This campaign encourages consumers with aluminum water bottles to “Make The Switch” to EcoUsable stainless steel, BPA-free water bottles produced with no lining at all.

Tricks and Tips-How to Make Money Recycling Metal & Scrapping

Living Green & Saving Energy

Metals like copper, aluminum, steel, brass, iron and wires are often thrown into trash by many who do not realize […]. recycling saving money aluminum recycling benefits of going green recycling scrap metal Instead of trashing items like metal wire pieces, plastic bottles and other household things, consider reusing and recycling. Recycling of scrap metal is not yet a common activity, but statistically speaking, many countries export large amount of scrap metal.

Israel’s Phinergy Boosts EV Travel Range with Aluminum Air Battery

Green Prophet

Phinergy’s air batteries made up of 50 aluminum plates can give EVs a range of up to 1,000 miles, according to Gizmag , with each plate providing enough energy for 20 miles. It’s a disposable solution, though Phinergy does not that aluminum is easily recyclable.

Eco-Vegan hair care in an aluminum container!

Eco-Vegan Girl

There were a lot of natural and vegan body products at the Expo, but Eco Nature Care was offering something really different: biodegradable hair and body wash in an aluminum container. You may have read my post last week about the importance of avoiding plastic bottles.

Jeff Ivanhoe creates new art form out of recycled aluminum cans

EcoFriend

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

A Made in America Story: Petroleum-Powered Surfboards, Scandals.

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Read This Before Buying Used Bicycle Wheelsets

Icebike

Most rims will be made of aluminum. Under light or normal use, a general truism in the biking world, is that a maximum of five years use should be allowed for aluminum parts under stress.

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A Made in America Story: Petroleum-Powered Surfboards, Scandals.

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Parisian—and Planet—Approved Canned Rose Wine (What? YES!)

Eco Chic

Escapes aluminum beach canned wine Central park farm to table festival great lawn natural NYC organic wine picnic Recycling Wine wine makingBout Time Wine’s canned rose is a no-fuss way to enjoy wine everywhere, be it poolside, rooftop, beach, or picnic. .

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DIY – Soda Can Purse

The Go Green Blog

When complete you will end up with sheets of the aluminum can. Tags: Eco-Products Green Crafts Recycling aluminum Crafts DIY purse Recycle Reuse soda cans up-cycle upcycle I love this purse made from recycled soda cans. It is so cute and of course eco-friendly.

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Find Out What Happens to Our Trash

Eco Chic

HomeSoul Sponsored Post aluminum bottles cans garbage ocean ocean health paper Recycling sponsored trash trees wasteDiscarded plastic items await recycling (Photo: Shutterstock ). There is no magic place called “away” where our garbage goes. We learned this early on in grade school.

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Cheers to Cork

Eco Friendly Daily

Winemakers are now using plastic plugs and aluminum screw caps instead of cork since it’s less expensive. Environment Green Tips aluminum cheers cork forest grapes plastic USDA wine winemakers The next time you pick out a wine, choose wisely.

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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.

4 children dead in Texas in pesticide spraying incident

Green (Living) Review

Toxic Phosphine gas is produced when aluminum phosphide is mixed with water or moisture, CBS Amarillo affiliate KFDA reports. Aluminum phosphide is a dangerous “restricted-use pesticide,” and it’s used to kill mice, prairie dogs and gophers.

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Starfrit Eco-Chef Recycled Frying Pan

Green Furniture Home Design

What a great idea for aluminum waste. The surface is made of ceramic powder which is 100% from natural source on top of 99% recycled aluminum. We love this Starfrit Eco-Chef Recycled Frying Pan! It has an easy to hold bamboo handle. It’s non-stick surface is durable and easy to clean and the recycled cookware’s satin finish brushed exterior with clear coating prevents stains. Kitchen recycled frying pan

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Recycling processes

Green Living Tips

A brief look at how paper, aluminum and steel cans, glass and plastic bottles are recycled into more of the same We take bottles and cans in for recycling or if we're lucky, we have access to kerbside recycling - but what happens after the waste has left our hands?

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Embodied Energy

Nature Conservancy - Science

Carpet and aluminum have high embodied energy content, 150 kWhr and 53 kWhr, respectively.[1] Nearly all of the embodied energy in aluminum is derived from the electricity that is used to smelt aluminum ore, which is why recycling aluminum is so important.

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. 

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.

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? Check out the full article at www.thegreensamaritan.com. Green Living Recycling Curbside recycling how to recycle

Delaktig: The IKEA Customizable, Hack-able Sofa

Green Furniture Home Design

Made out of light, recycled extruded aluminum, it will come ready with bolt holes to be used for a number of options from third party designers like side tables, lamps, charging stations and even baby gear like sleepers.

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Sustainable Alternatives to Petroleum Based Products

Hug a Tree with Me

glass, aluminum, cellulose, sustainable fabric , wood, bamboo, cork, reusable bags. aluminum options, wood varieties. While we may never know who to blame for the discovery of petroleum, history states that the stuff has been running our lives for over 5000 years now.

Why Is Recycling Important?

Greentumble

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.

Is NPR making a case for the Hunger Games to reduce our carbon footprint?

Environmental Economics

Recycle newspapers, magazines, glass, plastic, aluminum and steel cans: 17. NPR asks the tricky question:  Should we think about not having kids to reduce carbon emissions ?    Here are some of the lifetime (80 year) carbon savings they report:  Increase car's fuel economy from 20 to 30 mpg: 148. Reduce miles driven from 231 to 155 per week: 147. Replace single-glazed windows with energy-efficient windows: 121.

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. Aluminum is the recyclable that has the largest positive environmental impact — each recycled can saves about 7 kWh. I love to read OffBeat Bride.

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Convenient and Eco-Friendly Alternatives to Coffee Pods

Greentumble

In 2014, companies sold around 38 billion coffee pods worldwide — which translates to a lot of aluminum, paper and plastic waste. It’s safe to say that many of us start our. day with a coffee — and maybe another coffee mid-morning, or one to get through a sluggish afternoon.

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What is Downcycling?

Green Home Blog

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. What Is Downcycling? Recycling is a great way to give the things we throw away everyday a second chance at life.

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Crush-A-Can from Lakeland – Product Review

Green (Living) Review

Brilliant can crushing device available from Lakeland in the UK Review by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Want to recycle cans, aluminum or steel, but have never enough for all of them in your can recycling bin?

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Are You Thinking About Buying a Carbon Wheelset For Your Road Bike?

Icebike

Carbon fiber wheelsets are light, aero, and considerably much more expensive than their aluminum counterparts. The main two materials in wheel construction are now aluminum (commonly referred to as alloy because they often use other materials in there as well) and carbon.

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How Much Faster Are Carbon Road Bike Wheels Really? (If You’re an Amateur?)

Icebike

Carbon is better over alloy for these reasons; less flex, more aerodynamic and generally lighter even though aluminum is becoming more highly engineered still. The beauty of carbon is that it reduces flex compared to aluminum while still absorbing road vibration.

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8 Ways to Upcycle your Old CDs and DVDs

Hug a Tree with Me

Discs are made from a formula of polycarbonate, aluminum, gold, metal azo and other such materials – once thrown into the landfill these discs begin to slowly release Bisphonol A into the atmosphere which is extremely hazardous.