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aluminum foil in their recycling bins as long as it is clean. Others are not willing to take that risk.
We have some advice for dedicated recyclers who really want to keep their aluminum foil out of landfills. We also share a couple of ways to decrease your use of aluminum foil.
You know, aluminum foil is made of sheets of aluminum that are rolled very, very thin.
Those sheets are wound onto a cardboard tube and stored in a cardboard box until you are ready to use them.
Generally, the vast majority of aluminum foil is used to wrap food at home or in food service.
Aluminum is a great conductor of heat. If you cover a pan with aluminum foil and leave it in the oven for a long time, the foil will cool much faster than glass or steel once you pull the pan out of the oven.
That makes it easy to pull back a corner to check on your food, although you have to be careful of the hot steam.
Aluminum foil is great in the kitchen, but it is also used in insulation, electronics and for art and decorative purposes.
As a rule, to recycle aluminum foil, your first step is to make sure your aluminum foil is devoid of food waste. You can rinse off small bits of food Aluminized Mylar Foil
, like cookie crumbs and fruit or vegetable juice.