The Infinite Possibilities of Recycling Aluminum. Yes, They Are Infinite

Aluminum, linoleum, aluminum, linoleum, aluminum, linoleum... Now say that infinite more times. Just kidding.
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Jul 30, 2015·
TakePart Staff

We all think we know how to recycle because we can toss an aluminum can in its appropriate bin, but how is it actually done? Get a glimpse of the real science that goes down alongside TerraCycle’s company happy hours and team yoga activities in our new video series, On the Ball With Dan Harris. Harris is the director of zero waste boxes at TerraCycle, as featured on Participant Media's Human Resources on Pivot, so he knows a thing or two about not wasting time (get it?).

Making aluminum takes a lot more energy than recycling it (nearly double), but did you know that aluminum is infinitely recyclable? In this week's episode, Recycling Science Guy Rick Zultner from Human Resources shows us just a few of the possibilities made real by recycling aluminum.

Human Resources is an unconventional, comedic, behind-the-scenes look at TerraCycle, an innovative recycling company whose mission is to eliminate the idea of waste. TerraCycle takes anything and everything that is landfill bound—from potato chip bags to cigarette butts—and recycles, upcycles, reuses, or otherwise transforms these objects into something else. Using science, creativity, and a little DIY attitude, it's changing the way we think about trash.

Watch all-new episodes of Human Resources Fridays at 10 p.m. ET/PT, only on Pivot.