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  • Writer's pictureJeko

Have you wondered where all that foil goes?

Updated: Apr 14

Did you know aluminium is infinitely recyclable? That’s right, it can be re-melted over and over again without losing any of its properties! Re-melting used aluminium also saves up to 95% of the energy and 97% of the water needed to produce the primary product.

That’s why we’re committed to sending all the used foils and colour tubes to our friends at Sustainable Salons. Metal is the most valuable salon material recycled, and thanks to your support, these proceeds have been donated to Oz Harvest to produce meals for those in need.

The recycled aluminium then comes back to us, in the form of new and shiny (and completely recycled) products!

All metal waste, including balls of scrunched up foil (the larger the better!), gets thrown into a baling machine at the Sustainable Salons depot which then crushes and compresses it. This bale is then wrapped in recycled cardboard to protect it before it gets sent to their metal recycling partners.

The scrap metal is then shredded and melted into blocks, ingots or sheets to be sold back to manufacturers.

Watch the video here

Check out these facts!

208,840 meals donated to OzHarvest and KiwiHarvest


of recycled metal that’s been diverted from landfill and made into new aluminium products.

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