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Thread: Aluminum foil reuse

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    Senior Member nana20010's Avatar
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    i recycle it along with my coke cans it is aluminum

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    I don't reuse it. I guess I'm just a one-shot wonder!

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    I've enjoyed this discussion and have learned some good tips for reusing AF. I don't use it often either, but I do save it to sharpen scissors. But now I'll also wrap my celery in it and use it in the dryer. I also save see-thru small containers for holding thread, buttons, and other little sewing tools and keep ties and rubber bands. I don't craft very much, but I have friends who do, so I'll sometimes save stuff for them. I do like to reuse when I can. But I don't have enough storage space to save like our parents did.
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    I reuse mine if it is not soiled. I do not like to waste a nice clean piece of foil. Why not use it again?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Donna P View Post
    I reuse whatever I can...money doesn't grow on trees you have to save where you can if it can be reused again then that's what we do. My kids don't understand things like that cause kids nowadays are so wasteful....growing up in the 30/40's you couldn't afford tin foil anyway....it's a treat now. I wash off freezer bags also. Waste not....want not.
    Couldn't agree with you more, my departed husband a successful self made business man's favourite saying was "Pennies make Pounds". Something I remember all the time, as a Pensioner I have to but I always have done.

    The younger generation always seem to be short of money, owe credit cards etc. I don't even have one I live within my means and don't go without much, not even my fabric for my addiction

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    [QUOTE=QultingaddictUK;5774446]I reuse it in a great way, well I think so anyway, I wipe it clean, fold it up and when my Rotary blade starts losing it's edge I cut the foil up with the cutter and hey presto a longer lasting blade.

    I also sharpen my scissors this way. Just a few snips throught the foil and it really helps to keep them sharp.
    Viv

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    I don't reuse foil, or any paper products. I will reuse plastic containers if they are a nice size and see through - but not for food - for fabric for a project. Anything that had meat or dairy products get thrown out! I especially like those plastic salad bowls - the family size. I wash them and they make nice project containers.

    As for something never happening to a person does not mean it does not happen. I had an uncle that used to say the same thing about his meat. He liked it rare, until he wound up in a hospital at deaths door! He ate it rare for over 50 years before this happened. Now, everyone who was alive then still has the habit of eating their meat well done even if it does not have as much flavor. (He did survive but never ate meat rare again.)

    About the toilet paper - LOL - guys just don't get it! If I had their plumbing I probably wouldn't either!

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    No one mentioned using the foil wadded up with water only to polish chrome that has a pitted rusted look. The foil removes the rust and deposits some of its foil in the rusted spots. At least that's what I think is happening. In any event it works.
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    Quote Originally Posted by homebody323 View Post
    No one mentioned using the foil wadded up with water only to polish chrome that has a pitted rusted look. The foil removes the rust and deposits some of its foil in the rusted spots. At least that's what I think is happening. In any event it works.
    What a super useful topic this turned out to be, these tips are amazing, who would have thought the lowly AF could have so many uses!

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    Same here - lightly used with no food remaining. I have been using the stretchy covers and re-use them.

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