8 December 2014

Where There’s Muck There’s Aluminium

Plastic-aluminium laminates have been troubling recyclers for years, in as much as they could not be recycled commercially.  Before now packing containing these laminates would end up in landfill or simply incinerated. Now, however, Cambridge University and its spinoff company Enval have invented a way to turn your old drinks cartons and toothpaste tubes in to aluminium and fuel. The eureka moment?  A bacon roll and a microwave oven.