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Aluminium excites us.  

It makes up 8% of the worlds weight, and it’s infinitely recyclable.
 
In fact 75% of the Aluminium that’s ever been produced is still in use today. What’s more is it takes just 5% of the energy resource required to extract it, to recycle it.

#scienceforthewin

We use aluminium-based packaging because it is a more sustainable material than plastic. Plastic does not disappear ever, it takes around 400 years to break down, and, according to National Geographic’s estimations, 91% of plastic isn’t recycled, 😲.

(Side note, if you haven't signed up to our Refill Return program, please do!) 

It's not just the sustainable side of Aluminium that we enjoy, it's quite an interesting material all together. We thought these little nuggets might come in as handy, while-you-easter-egg, conversation points. 

    1. Aluminium is made from Bauxite
    2. Australia is the largest exporter of Bauxite in the world, ahead of China and Brazil  
    3. A single Boeing-747 contains 66,000 kg of Aluminium
    4. Aluminium was first extracted in 1825 by Danish Chemist Hans Christian Oersted. For the decades that followed, it was more valuable than gold.
    5. Aluminium made it possible to go to the moon thanks to its light-weight, and durability.
    6. The debate about the correct the spelling of Aluminium (vs. Aluminum) dates back 2 centuries, and was only officially settled in 1990's. Many people still  prefer Aluminum. 

 

As impressed as we are? Happy easter everyone, and remember to recycle responsibly.

Source: Live Science, National Geographic, University of Wisconsin.
Image: Rawpixel 



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