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PostPosted: Wed Oct 14, 2015 1:43 pm    Post subject: disposal of aluminimun foil Reply with quote

now that the subject was brought up, i burn our aluminimun (tinfoil) in the open fire, would this practice emit dangerous gases?
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 14, 2015 9:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As far as I know, all you will produce is aluminium oxide which is pretty harmless stuff. But it is a waste of valuable resources and of a lot of energy (see my link to recycling metals).
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 14, 2015 10:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And it doesn't burn away. Pointless trying to burn that stuff.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 16, 2015 5:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In our recycling facility there are bins for drinks cans so I keep a can in the shed and gradually fill it with bits and pieces of aluminium packaging like the foil you mention and the trays off pies etc. Once full, I deposit my 'drinks can' in the appropriate bin and start with another. After all, it's all ally.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 16, 2015 8:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i think a drinks can is worth about 1c to you if you brought it to a metal recycling centre.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 16, 2015 8:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You know every trick in the book Blowin.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 16, 2015 12:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well I like to think I respect the environment but, at the same time, I anticipate at every facility there'll be a 'jobsworth' who'll say 'That's not a drinks can' etc.

With food cans I consider I can help the overall process if I remove as much of the paper label as I can. Cans are 98% steel. I lay each can on its side on the garage floor, flatten the open end, then the other end and this enables me to collect quite a number in our plastic bin before I need to go to the recycling depot BUT, if I find myself with something awkward to get rid of, e.g. a used Stanley knife blade, that goes into the can before I flatten it. All steel, so I'm happy.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 16, 2015 7:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As I said. .....
Which car did you buy in the end?

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 17, 2015 5:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Status quo at the moment.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 17, 2015 9:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Noddy Holders car?
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 17, 2015 10:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Re the Stanley blades in food cans: I do something similar with al foil wrappers. I roll or fold them and stuff them into en empty drinks can, to make sure they get re-cycled, not wasted.
I can remember in the very early '50s in England, people saving foil tops from the returnable milk bottles. They also saved any other foil, like from chocolate bars, fag packets etc. It was a hangover from WW2, when all metals were needed for the "war effort".
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 17, 2015 10:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And then send bags of them to Blue Peter.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2015 5:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't be silly, Tagwex. Blue Peter was a TV programme and what he's talking about is pre-TV, an era that he and I can remember when we had to get the milk in quickly before the bluetits pecked through the foil top and had the cream.

Now, did I ever tell you about the winter of '47.........?

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2015 7:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was born in the sixties and a neighbour of ours was collecting foil from chocolate etc for charity so t wasn't just pre war. We collected hips too for the nuns... Late sixties
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2015 7:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry meant pre tv
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