Recycled Tins & Cans

As long as they are empty, clean, and dry, tin cans and their lids can be recycled in any of your community’s recycling programs. There is no requirement to remove the paper labels. Have you been informed? If the lid is only partially detached, it can be recycled along with the rest of the container.

  • You can make a bicycle out of 650 recycled aluminium cans.
  • One recycled drink can save 20 times more energy and emissions than making the can from new materials.
  • Recycling uses 5% of the energy needed for primary production.
  • If you recycle 1 aluminium can today, it can be made into a new can, get filled and be back on the shelf in just 6 weeks.
  • Approximately 75% of the aluminium ever produced is still in circulation today.
  • The benefits of recycling aluminium are so great that every effort should be made to divert it from landfills.

Simple as That blog posted a great article on how to upcycle tin cans at home.

Chalkboard Paint Tin Can Pots | The Garden Glove

Fruit Can Centerpiece |  The Chic Party

DIY Birch Bark Vase | City Farmhouse

Birthday in a Can | Oh Happy Day

Dipped Tin Can Storage | Maya

Tin Can Wind Chimes | Cheap Crafting

Can-Do Robots | Spoonful

Tin Can Utensil Holder | Madame Criativa

Tin Can Nightlight | The Upcycled Blog

Art Supply Organization | HGTV

Paint Can Cubbies | Martha Stewart

Picnic Place Settings | Sweet Paul

Indoor Herb Garden |

Tin Can Lanterns | Grow Creative

Shabby Chic Tin Can Caddy | Shabby Chic Inspired

Rustic Twine Wrapped Vase | Live Laugh Rowe

Carnival Can Toss | Babble

Tin Can Wind Chime | All You Magazine

Ball Toss Game with Recycled Cans | See Jane

Tin Can Christmas Tree | Babble Dabble Do

Hanging Tin Can Storage | Unknown

DIY Tin Can Wedding Centerpiece | Shelterness

Wedding Car Cans DIY | Rock my Wedding

Hanging Flower Pots | Joy Ever After

Tin Can Adaptors | Dezeen

For more Earth day inspiration, check out my 
Recycled Crafts + DIY Pinterest Board!