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Apr 26, 2009 09:28 AM

recycled aluminum foil - anyone tried it yet?

Last week's coupon circular contained a coupon for reynold's 100% recycled aluminum foil. Just wondered if anyone had used it yet - is it as sturdy as their non-recycled heavy duty?

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  1. I haven't seen that. I also don't use the heavy-duty. Was the price comparable to either the regular or the heavy duty?

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    1. re: c oliver

      I haven't been to the store yet to check it out - only got around to last week's coupons today. DH uses the foil for grilling, so it has to be sturdy.

    2. This is a marketing gimmick to appeal to environmentalists by Reynolds because more then 75% of aluminum in the US is currently recycled because the process of processing bauxite ore into aluminum uses hideous amounts of electricity.
      Steel and other metals are also commonly recycled and the product that is created is indistinguishable from "virgin" material. .

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      1. re: Kelli2006

        Thanks Kelli, that is very interesting.

        1. re: Kelli2006

          Saw the commercial yesterday and was stunned by the stupidity of the "green" marketing. It's as nonsensical as the "anti-oxidant" tag being thrown on just about every product -- including shampoo and soap.

          Maybe Reynolds can come out with Recycled Organic Anti-Oxidant foil?

            1. re: Paulustrious

              My grandmother was Green even before Al Gore invented the internet because she always recycled her aluminum foil - she used it over and over and over again!