What Should You Do With Bottle Caps?
Bottle caps can pose a significant environmental hazard as they are small enough to be ingested by wildlife and also break down into micro materials when left unused in the environment.
While bigger laws need to be passed to reduce waste, there’s an excellent way for you to decrease the amount of trash produce personally. That means recycling and even better, upcycling. With leftover/used bottle caps, you can make things like, say, a breakfast tray, a tea/coffee coaster, a wall art décor, a wind chime, garden decorations, tiny candles,etc.
While recycling and up recycling is a must, there are some companies who are making changes to their manufacturing processes, whilst addressing the growing number of discarded bottle caps. For instance, Nipra is engaged in manufacturing aluminum bottle caps.
Aluminum is the most recyclable of all materials. It can be recycled directly back into itself over and over again in a true closed loop. This feature not only helps you save energy but also helps you prevent pollution.
Aluminum closures on the other hand helps preserve the flavor and natural nutrients in the product for a much longer time than other types of packaging. It’s actually been designated as a safe packaging material by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).