According to Green Daily, a whopping 1.3 billion pounds of aluminum foil is made every year in the U.S. Although its as recyclable as any old aluminum can, a lot of recycling programs won't accept the stuff due to 'sanitary reasons'. It's no wonder why environmentalists encourage its re-use. Here's 12 new uses for the foil:
- Use it as tin foil again....after you've washed it. (This is something my mother would do.)
- Sharpen scissors and garden shears with it. (Also works great for sharpening paper punches.)
- Reduce static cling with it.
- Make shoe or boot forms with it.
- Use it as a paint or plaster texture-izer.
- Deter pets/animals with it.
- Protect baby plants with it.
- Shine metal with it.
- Shim a table let with it.
- Use it as a 'scrubber' on grills and such.
- Temporarily repair stripped threads with it.
- Give it as a ten-year anniversary present. No? How about if it was made into an evening gown first?
To read more about these re-uses in depth, head on over to Green Daily.