For some, the answer is simply to recycle the aluminum containers.
But others prefer to simply discard them and start over.
“I’ve always thought it was an awesome idea to reuse those,” said Laura Krieger, a senior marketing manager for U-Haul.
“And if you’re going to reuse it, you want to reuse something you actually want to use again.”
Kriegers company recycles aluminum grocery boxes, bags, pallets, boxes and more in partnership with the US Department of Agriculture.
“We’ve seen tremendous growth in the recycling of aluminum containers and aluminum grocery container over the past few years,” she said.
“So that’s really what it’s all about.
And that’s a big part of it.
You’re just giving people a way to reuse them, because aluminum is such a useful commodity.”
Krien’s company has also developed the Poligrip reusable aluminum grocery bag.
It’s an easy, reusable, disposable bag that can be used to store and deliver aluminum or other recyclables.
The company, based in Austin, Texas, also offers the reusable aluminum shipping containers, which have been on sale for some time and can be purchased online.
“There are a lot of ways that aluminum can be recycled,” Krieers said.
“[It’s] in our bins, in our shopping carts.
It can be in our food packaging.
It is being recycled through our composting program.”
A new recycling program for aluminum recyclers A new program launched by U-haul, the world’s largest aluminum recycling company, will help small businesses and individuals take advantage of a growing recycling industry.
Called the Aluminum Reinvestment Initiative, the program will create a program called Recycling for Alumni that will allow alumni to get free shipping and pickup on aluminum containers that have been recycled from their companies.
“You’re not going to be able to get it back unless you get your aluminum back,” said Scott Wilson, an alum who serves as a senior vice president at U-Luggage.
“It’s just a really, really valuable commodity, and you’re never going to get your money back.”
U-LIght, the company behind the program, will make aluminum containers available to individuals who volunteer to get them recycled.
Wilson is part of the U-HOwn Alumni Council, a group of more than 3,000 alumni who work with companies to promote recycling.
The group recently launched a new initiative called Recycle for Alums, which is open to all U-lofts alumni and the public.
The initiative, which will start in early 2018, will encourage companies to recycle their aluminum products through a program that allows alumni to recycle free shipping.
“This is really a pilot program to see if we can expand this program further, and then we’ll look at it further, if that’s possible,” Wilson said.
The U-Hown Alumnus Council, which Wilson chairs, is based in Houston and aims to reach 1,000 U-Lofts alumni by 2025.
“The more we learn about how to recycle, the more interested we become in getting back into the business,” he said.
Wilson said U-hoven is planning to have more than 1,500 alumni get their free shipping on aluminum products.
“If we can get more of these alumns to come onboard, that would be great,” Wilson added.