How can I reuse or recycle drinks cans?
Aside from glass bottles then newspapers, one of the first things to hit my recycling radar was learning to tell the difference between steel and aluminium cans for recycling purposes. I think there was a Blue Peter Christmas appeal to collect aluminium cans or something, so for a good few months I watched with glee as magnets slid off the side of cans. In the name of children’s television related charity, I perfected the art of crushing cans or at least getting them wedged onto my shoes so I could pretend I was a tap dancer. Ah, happy recycling days…
Reusing them though, that’s a bit more tricky. I wonder if recycling of them is so commonplace that people don’t think to reuse them – or if they’re only recycled because there aren’t many reuses for them… Any suggestions?
- Reuse: Reclaim the metal to use for crafts – you can make them into small boxes, flower brooches or statement art.
- Recycle: Cans – both steel and aluminium – are widely recycled. Some places even pay you per can!
- See the comments below for more suggestions and ideas