Recyclability and cleanliness of aluminium foil

One characteristic of aluminium is that it can be recycled 100% and reused. It can also retain its original characteristics. The regeneration process of aluminium consumes only 5% of the energy consumed by the original production of aluminium, so the emission of harmful gases will be significantly reduced during the regeneration process. Current separation technology can extract aluminum from scrap aluminium products for household use, but requires very little energy.

Aluminum foil is recyclable if it’s free of food residue. Do not recycle dirty aluminum because food contaminates recycling. Try rinsing the foil to clean it; otherwise, you can throw it in the trash.

on the other hand,tin foil was the first commercially available foil and was in use from the late 1800s through the early 1900s. What we call “tin foil” today isn’t the same although it still persists. Luckily aluminum foil does not add a metallic aftertaste like true tin foil.

According to the knowledge of aluminium foil processing factories, if the aluminium foil is not recycled, but directly disposed of in the incinerator, then a characteristic of aluminium appears. After heating, the surface of aluminium foil will oxidize quickly, and then release a lot of energy, which can also be recycled. At this time, aluminium without oxidation will melt and be recycled in the bottom ash of the incinerator.

The aluminium foil manufacturer introduced that the aluminium foil can be applied to various heating methods, such as convective heating oven and microwave heating oven, as well as air oven, and can also heat food packaged with aluminium foil. The use of aluminum foil packaging can greatly shorten the preparation time of cooking, but also can save a lot of energy.

Recycling Aluminum Foil – Unlike cans, recycling aluminum foil is tricky since cans maintain a rigid cylindrical or square shape which makes them easy to rinse. Foil pieces though are almost like paper sheets.

Clean the foil to prepare for it to be sent to the center. One way to do this is to wipe the foil clean. There will be times when the food is tightly stuck to the foil and no amount of wiping will get rid of it. If so, cutting off those sections is the only way to go.

Deliver the cleaned and ready-to-recycle aluminum foil to the local recycling center.