Clean Out Before Recycling
Aluminum containers should be scraped and washed out before they are put in the recycling. Food traces contaminate the recycling process.
Recycle the Cardboard Cover If Clean
Ways to Reduce
Bring Your Own To-Go Container
When dining out, bring a reusable to-go container so that you can bring leftovers home sustainably.
Reusable Packaging For Businesses
Check out Upstream’s catalog of reusable packaging and unpackaging innovators that provide ways for consumers to obtain products, mostly food and beverages, in returnable, reusable, or refillable packaging – or they deliver products to consumers unpackaged altogether.
Ways to Reuse
Wash and Reuse
Avoid throwing away aluminum containers after one use. Wash and reuse them for cooking, baking and storing leftovers as much as you can.
Repurpose Aluminum Containers
Aluminum containers can be repurposed to store crafting materials or garage items. They can also be used as a tray or saucer to catch water from household plants.