Aluminium Foil or Tin Foil

Tin Foil

Aluminium foil

Tin foil used to be a thin leaf made of tin.  However actual tin foil was superseded by cheaper and more durable aluminium foil after World War II.  Aluminium foil is sometimes confused with 'tin foil' because of the similarity to the former material.

 

Reduce

You can reduce the need for using tin foil by alternatively using a heatproof dish with a lid.

 

Recycle

Clean tin foil can be recycled.

How to recycle it?
  • Rinse the foil and remove all food remnants
  • Dry it

 

Where to recycle it?

 

Disposal

If you are unable to reduce or recycle the tin foil, the next best practical option is disposal to the regional landfill through your local refuse collection service.

 

Where do I dispose of it?