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This is on a need to know basis – you will need to know this when I talk plastic free puddings.

Some foil facts;

Aluminum or tin foil is not biodegradable. It takes 200 to 500 years to decompose. It does degrade into pieces in 20 to 50 years, but the components take much longer.

Aluminum is also used as a layer in many types of lightweight packaging — the aseptic boxes that soy milk and juice come in being one example. So if you’re not recycling those, start losing sleep over that too. Here’s just one motivational factoid: Americans are said to throw away enough aluminum in three months to rebuild our entire commercial air fleet.

Foil can be recycled – see here for what and why 7bdfb9b5f272172fe4ae2802ee228786

Small pieces need to be scrunched up into a ball so they dont damage the machine… my mate Mrs Average ( her of the Rubbish Diet and how to cut your waste) can tell you all you need to know about balls of foil here for how to collect and then recycle it …

If you are a bit arty you can make a very lovely ball and photo it with Pee Wee Herman

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0 thoughts on “Recycling foil

  1. well I rather like your chic and minimalist style – and I bet Flora doesnt smell of bacon. Smooth balls that smell of fried pork – thats got to be a winning combination

  2. thanks. whilst I’m mightily proud of my foil ball (it’s doubled in size since I blogged about it) it is well and truly humbled by Flora. I’ll keep going though…

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