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The 5 Links You Need to Read Before Heading Out to Grill
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AntoniaJames June 19, 2013
I see that photo of the ball of (apparently clean) aluminum foil and it makes me wish that the instructions in that link did not start by cutting a clean piece of foil. Instead, it really should recommend using the outside of the foil you used to tent your grilled meat, or that you've saved from some other use. I ran the numbers on the environmental impact here. Assuming a ball with the equivalent volume of a 2" cube (an underestimate, I'm sure), and assuming that every member of FOOD52 registered as of June 14 (approximately 137,300) used a new foil ball four times during the summer, the (unnecessary) non-biodegradable solid waste going to landfills = 2,500 cubic feet. At least until recycling services accept used, dirty foil, which most don't . . . . ;o)
paseo June 20, 2013
Completely agree with all you have pointed out. We need to think before we use foil or plastic.
Kenzi W. June 20, 2013
This is a really great point -- thanks for bringing it up! We should absolutely be reusing foil whenever possible.
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