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 | Behance.net
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!