Ever feel guilty about using foil once and then throwing it in the recycling bin? If you're looking for a better way to wrap up your leftovers, recycled aluminum could be the answer. SmartPlanet's Sumi Das finds out how it stands up to traditional foil.
Smart foil uses 95% less energy
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Ever feel guilty about using foil once and then throwing it in the recycling bin? If you're looking for a better way to wrap up your leftovers, recy...
Nov 8, 2011
Despite costing 95% less to produce, they still charge more than the cost of un-recycled aluminum foil. They are profiteering off the misguided sensibilities of the greenies.
Reynolds Wrap website states that most of their aluminum foil is not from recycled material. They do have a line of recycled, though.
The cheap off brand foil in my pantry now is 100% recycled too. But used foil can not be recycled. It goes up the smoke stack if they try to melt it
This is just a marketing gimmick. Aluminum is the most recycled metal [where do you think your old soda cans go?] & it provides the most energy savings when it is recycled. Ergo, most of the aluminum foil you purchase has recycled aluminum in it. It's just not labeled as such. If you remember your high school chemistry, aluminum is aluminum is aluminum whether you start out with bauxite or old aluminum cans. If you want to do your part, recycle your used aluminum cans & aluminum foil that you have finished using as a wrap. See more energy savings information at GreenEnergyForEarth.com