Which waste bin should aluminium tray go into?
We hear more and more often about separate waste collection and, not infrequently, there are doubts about where some of the products we use most often in our daily life should be thrown away, such as aluminium trays. But, before understanding where single use containers should be disposed, it’s good to know where the differentiation at the basis of undifferentiated waste collection comes from.The separate waste collection involves grouping them both by material and by category. The latter are based on the characteristics of the individual components. Identifying them is essential to differentiate them adequately. Based on their chemical, biological and physical properties, products are divided into urban and special. Separate urban waste collection includes:
- Organic waste
- Paper and cardboard
- Multi-material fraction
The category of metals includes, of course, aluminium. Consequently, the aluminium foil container will be thrown into the bin dedicated to the collection of metals.
How do you dispose of an aluminum tray?
An aluminium container, before being thrown away, must be free of food residue and then balled up. You don’t need to rinse the tray before throwing it away, but crumpling it up will make the recycling process easier. Aluminium, unlike other materials, can be recycled indefinitely without losing any of its intrinsic properties. It’s precisely for this reason that aluminium recycling is a perfect example of circular economy, encompassing the Rs that symbolize this model of production and consumption: Reduction, Reuse, Recycle, Recovery.