If You Care Aluminum Foil – 95% Energy Savings
It takes only 5% energy to produce recycled aluminum foil compared with regular aluminum foil. The energy equivalent of 1 gallon of fuel produces 2.78 lbs virgin aluminum, while only 0.05 gallons is required to produce 2.78 lbs recycled aluminum. Expressed in terms of rolls of aluminum foil, 1.39 cups of fuel produces one roll of traditional foil, while only 0.07 cups is used for each If You Care roll.
And these energy savings don’t even take into account the financial and environmental benefits of lower transportation weights and fuel costs. The primary component of aluminum is bauxite, typically mined in tropical and sub-tropical regions. Which means in addition to the tremendous energy expenditures and environmental costs in the mining of the mineral, there are very significant added transportation and fuel costs in moving it around the globe. Most of these energy costs are saved in the recycling process, so If You Care Recycled Aluminum foil uses even less than 5% that of regular aluminum foil.
Recycling 1kg aluminum can save up to:
• 8kg bauxite
• 4kg chemical products
• 14,000 watts electricity
Others have taken note of our claims as well. Consumer Reports’ investigation of the energy claim on If You Care Recycled Aluminum Foil packaging was published in September 2007, with the quote: “The maker of If You Care 100% Recycled Aluminum Foil claims to use 5% of the energy needed to make regular foil, AND RESEARCH BEARS THAT OUT."