Tag: aluminum cans

  • How Food Packaging Could be Affecting Your Health

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    By Christopher Thompson The internet cheered in December when Trader Joe’s announced it would take meaningful steps towards making its packaging more sustainable. The supermarket chain outlined a plan that included reducing and eliminating excess waste, using materials that could realistically be recycled and avoiding harmful substances. It’s the last part that medical and environmental […]

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  • Stop Crushing Cans Before You Recycle

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    Ever feel the need to crush things before you recycle them? Well, it’s often the right instinct, as it conserves space and is more efficient for pick-up by recyclers. Plastic bottles, for instance, are generally best crushed (and left with caps on) when thrown in the recycling bin. Aluminum cans, however, are a rare exception, […]

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  • What is the effect of aluminum beverage cans on the environment?

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    By Adrian McDemortt Each year, more than 40 million aluminum beverage cans find the way to landfills in America. This amounts to more than 120 cans for every American. Aluminum is the most commonly found metal on Earth. It is the third most commonly available element after oxygen and silicon. Bauxite is the most common […]

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