Rip ‘em apart and recycle

December 11, 2012

What do coffee canisters, cans for concentrated frozen juice and parmesan cheese containers have in common?

Answer: they all contain steel bottoms (and often tops too) that are recyclable.  But if you want to recycle them, you need to rip them out of the containers – a task usually only hard core recyclers might be inclined to do.

However, there’s an easy way any of us can rip the bottom out of a frozen juice can: simply ‘unwind’ the cardboard-like side all the way to the bottom of the can, and then tear it free of the steel.  It’s hard to explain, but easy to demonstrate… so take a peek at this 2.5 minute video to see how it works.

Then happy separating and recycling!

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