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While we always try to utilize reusable containers and washable bags when we pack lunches, sometimes our food storage needs demand a disposable option. Since many plastic wraps, even biodegradable varieties, are not realistically compostable under normal landfill or compost conditions, our family generally uses tried-and-true aluminum foil for our disposable option. Until recently, an eco-friendly version of foil did not exist and then the geniuses at Reynolds Wrap found a solution for all those soda cans and other aluminum we've been recycling for the past two decades...100% recycled aluminum foil food wrap! Available in 50 sq. foot rolls (approx. 12 months of use in our family).

Why did it take them so long? Well, they were perfecting the quality of the foil to ensure a consistently high quality supply of recycled aluminum that is just as strong, durable, and performs just as well as their regular foil. And let me tell you, this is definitely superior to every generic foil brand I've ever tried and is just as strong as the regular Reynolds Wrap aluminum foil - but better because it is eco-friendly! Below are some of the highlights from their website that answers common questions regarding this product:

Eco-friendly features:

  • 100% Recycled Aluminum
  • 100% Recycled Paperboard Packaging
  • Water-based inks

"Is Reynolds Wrap® Foil from 100% Recycled Aluminum safe to use with food?
Aluminum foil made from recycled aluminum is as clean and safe to use with food as foil made from new, also referred to as virgin, aluminum. The process of melting down the recycled aluminum requires heating the metal to more than 1200°F, which burns off any debris in the metal. Once it turns into a molten liquid, the aluminum is sent through a filtration process, poured and rolled into thin sheets.
Can the recycled aluminum foil be recycled again after use?
Yes, Reynolds Wrap Aluminum Foil from 100% Recycled Aluminum has the potential to be recycled. However, you will need to verify whether your local recycling facility accepts aluminum foil. Consumers can visit for locations of recycling stations or contact your local municipality for more information.
What are the environmental benefits of buying Reynolds Wrap Aluminum Foil from 100% Recycled Aluminum?
There is an 80 percent reduction in the amount of energy used during the process of turning recycled material into foil, compared to making the foil from new, also referred to as virgin, materials. Manufacturing and buying recycled-content products create a circle, or loop, that ensures the overall success and value of recycling. The process also produces fewer emissions, including greenhouse gases, and reduces the amount of landfill waste."