Reuse what you CAN - (Pun intended)

Look at that cool harissa tin ๐Ÿ˜ i didnโ€™t have the heart to send it for recycling so I Am reusing it instead as a plant pot! ๐Ÿ˜โ™ป๏ธ


Anyway what is Aluminium?

Aluminium is a resource that forms about 8% of the earth's crust. It is mined and extracted from bauxite, which contains the compound alumina, in an energy-intensive electrolytic process.

In case you wondered what happens to the cans if you do decide to recycle:

  • Aluminium is the most recyclable of all materials

  • Anything made of aluminium can be recycled repeatedly.

  • Recycling aluminium uses only around 5% of the energy and emissions needed to make it from the raw material bauxite. The metal can be recycled time and time again without loss of properties, so getting the aluminium recycling habit is one of the best things we can do for the environment.

    How is it recycled?

  • Aluminium cans are shredded, removing any coloured coating.

  • They are then melted in a huge furnace.

  • The molten metal is poured into ingot casts to set. Each ingot can be made into around 1.5 million cans.

The recycling process also generates only 5% of the greenhouse gas emissions.

There is a cool little video to show you how itโ€™s done here

Do you reuse your tins? If so what do you use them for?