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Vex Can Crusher


Entry ID #: 958
Created: Thu, Jan 10, 2013 2:56 PM

Many towns require aluminum cans to be crushed prior to recycling. This and other factors dissuade many people from recycling the cans. This vex can crusher helps those who can not crush their cans on their own. Without recycling the cans, it breaks the Life Cycle Assessment of Aluminum. Worse yet, the enormous electrical power needed to create new aluminum from bauxite creates greenhouse gasses and makes dangerous perfluorcarbons. This video brings the can crusher to light in a fun and energetic manner. Hope you have as much fun reading and watching this as we had making it!


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   411djdj on 01/21/2013

Some places requir cans to be crushed BEFORE recycleing