Aluminum and the environment

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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

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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.


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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. If that seems like an extraordinary amount of recycling, consider this: aluminum is not only amazingly suitable for packaging everything from drinks to gourmet foods, but incredibly recyclable.

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]. Quick Navigation for How Is Aluminum Recycled.

Empowering consumers: Rio Tinto’s aluminum becomes accountable upstream and down, on the blockchain

Green Prophet

It’s about to become a reality with a radical new idea in the raw materials manufacturing space, started by a leading mining and metals company that deals in diamonds, copper, iron ore and aluminum.

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. A supplement to the regular lithium-ion batteries that most electric vehicles use, the battery uses air and water to unlock substantial amount of energy locked in aluminum plates.

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.

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. The product designer has created a novel way to meld both poured aluminum with irregular wood chunks to create modern tables and benches with a warm industrial feel.

Adding Aluminum Foil to Your Stove’s Reflector Drip Pans

Green Living Ideas

Adding aluminum foil to your stove’s reflector drip pans is a great way to make it more energy efficient. Tools you’ll need for the job: A package of Aluminum Foil. Instructions: adding aluminum foil to your stove’s drip pans. Clean and then cover the reflector drip pan with aluminum foil. Next take a sheet of aluminum foil and wrap it around the drip pan (shiny side up!).

Aluminum in Antiperspirants

Eco Friendly Daily

The reason for this is in the antiperspirant which actually uses aluminum salts to seal up our pores and prevent us from sweating. Not all deodorants contain aluminum, but antiperspirants do. Aluminum is harmful to the environment because of the incredible amount of energy that is used in the aluminum mining process. Although aluminum is the most abundant metal found in the Earth’s crust the mining process is lengthy and difficult.

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.

Tip of the Week – Recycle Aluminum Foil

The Go Green Blog

Products such as aluminum foil are often overlooked, but can be thrown in the recycling bin along with the cans, newspapers & glass. According to the Aluminum Association , Americans toss out enough aluminum every 3 months to rebuild our entire commercial air fleet. So, the next time you use aluminum foil…don’t forget to toss it into the recycling bin! A lot of your favorite household products are recyclable.

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. Critics responded to Gizmag’s post rightly question whether the energy required to process the aluminum outweighs the benefits of having a renewably-charged electric vehicle in the first place.

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. Eco- Foil pans are made from 100% recycled aluminum, and are 100% recyclable after use, offering consumers a convenient and affordable way to reduce their carbon footprint. Enter to win an Eco-Foil 100% Recycled Aluminum Pan Prize Pack worth $30!

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.

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. Lo and behold, Crystal worked wonders and I've been using it ever since! I've since become an all-natural girl and I love that this product is so simple - salt as the only ingredient.

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. The bottle is entirely made from aluminum, so you don't have separate or sort when recycling, not to mention no loss in performance or downcycling. 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


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. Artist Jeff Ivanhoe has created an art form using aluminum cans, which he calls AluMosaic. It is also an art form, which transforms aluminum cans into hand cut tiles turning them into stunning pieces of art.

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

Wend Magazine

Magazine Blog iWend Greenery Digital Edition Wend Your Way Subscribe Wend Blog Share this: Tweet Share A Made in America Story: Petroleum-Powered Surfboards, Scandals, Hatchets and God Kyle Cassidy March 15th, 2011 Follow me on Twitter @Kyle_Cassidy The last thing my buddy expected to find while checking out surfboards on Portland’s Craigslist yesterday was an 11-foot aluminum-skinned foam beast with a two-stroke gas motor. Get the FREE Wend Digital Edition!

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. . Few things are better than savoring a chilled rosé outside with friends, family or your love. She has a knack for pairing perfectly with our favorite summer settings: A hazy day at the beach. A good farm-to-table barbeque.

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Read This Before Buying Used Bicycle Wheelsets


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. One of the forgiving aspects of aluminum wheels is that fact they can take some pretty hard blows and keep on going. That said as well though, it’s hard to hide damage to aluminum wheelsets, so any damage should be visible to the naked eye.

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

Wend Magazine

Magazine Blog iWend Greenery Digital Edition Wend Your Way Subscribe Wend Blog Share this: Tweet Share A Made in America Story: Petroleum-Powered Surfboards, Scandals, Hatchets and God Kyle Cassidy March 15th, 2011 Follow me on Twitter @Kyle_Cassidy The last thing my buddy expected to find while checking out surfboards on Portland’s Craigslist yesterday was an 11-foot aluminum-skinned foam beast with a two-stroke gas motor. Get the FREE Wend Digital Edition!

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. This is putting cork forests in danger, because if the demand for cork decreases, economic incentives to protect these forests will fail to exist. According to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), there are currently 2.7

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Best Hybrid Bikes Under $500


Very high-quality aluminum is used in these bikes which aren’t just durable but also perform amazingly. ” The Royce Union is constructed with a very durable aluminum frame, it is also very proficient in absorbing shocks making it a great value for your money.”

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.,

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. Supplies Needed: Soda Cans. Stapler & Staples. Purse Template. Knife & Scissors. Ruler. Copier. Naugahyde or Similar Fabric. Nail or Hole Punch. Step 1 -.

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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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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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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.

Best Hybrid Bikes for Women: Find Top Brands Reviewed and Ranked


Lightweight design, weather-resistant, composite fenders, durable aluminum frame, smooth stopping, rust and grease-free. Key features: 6061 aluminum frame and fork. Ultralight low-step aluminum frame. Comes with a durable aluminum frame. Remarkably light aluminum frame.

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%. 

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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How Does Recycling Save Energy?


Aluminum recycling. 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. Only then can the aluminum be used to make products. aluminum can. Aluminum recycling. 20 recycled aluminum cans can be created with the amount of energy it takes to manufacture one new can.

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 Green Living Recycling Curbside recycling how to recycle

Friday Beer Post: The best reason yet to oppose a trade war (and there are a lot of reasons)

Environmental Economics

Around this time  last year , the Beer Institute (BI), a national trade association representing the American brewing industry, warned that President Donald Trump’s aluminum and steel tariffs would cost the beer industry $347 million annually and potentially lead to the loss of 20,000 jobs. According to the firm — which compiles, develops, and analyzes industry data and market intelligence for more than 300 companies across the aluminum supply chain — the U.S.

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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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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.

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. Although mostly evil, petroleum is actually a natural substance – it is the product of long dead plant and oceanic life that has been fossilized under layers of sediment.

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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What should I know about Vancenase aer 50mcg products?

Conservation Hawaii

aluminum hydroxide is well marketed under the brand names tebamide and Amphojel plus suspension, manufactured tobacco by glaxosmithkline and mightiest king pharmaceuticals, respectively. Antacid double strength and entering other aluminum hydroxide products can have some serious side effects. Drugs influencing hepatic microsomal liver enzyme systems, such as aluminum as hydroxide, may affect increases the elimination of pattern of beclomethasone dipropionate.

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. MARILLO, Texas -- Four children died from gas poisoning believed to have been caused by a pesticide sprayed under their Amarillo home, officials say.

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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. Jet airliners use a lot of fuel, but they are also made of aluminum, with a lot of embodied energy. The embodied energy in steel is only about 13% of that in the same weight of aluminum.