There once was a tin, that contained tenderness and comfort. When they had been used up, the tin was thrown away. Is that all there is to tell? Not necessarily!
You can put almost all small household metal waste into the container for metal packaging. This includes, for example, aluminum foil trays, metal lids and food tins as well as nails, pots and the not-so-sharp knives in your drawer.
As with true love, it is not always easy to recognize the packaging type. A true metal packaging can be identified by crumpling it: if it creases, it is metal.
The story continues
Recycled metal packaging waste is re-used as raw material for the metal industry. An old packaging is born again once it has been sorted, crushed and melted. In the future it can roll over to you as a part of a wedding car or a tandem bike.
A good story has a happy ending
By recycling metal packaging, you save significant amounts of energy. Manufacturing metal packaging from virgin ore pollutes the environment. Extracting raw material from deep underground, enriching it, transporting it and casting it also takes up a lot of energy. For example, using recycled aluminum in packaging production takes up only 5 % of the amount of energy needed for the initial production of aluminum. This means 95 % less gas emissions that impact climate change. Not to mention the fact that valuable natural resources are preserved also for future generations.