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2020-07-27 Economy
Some beer varieties may take a hit due to aluminum can shortage
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Posted by Skidmark 2020-07-27 10:37|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6470 views ]  Top

#1 Luckily beer also comes in bottles.
Posted by rjschwarz 2020-07-27 11:07||   2020-07-27 11:07|| Front Page Top

#2 OK, anyone notice that "Solar Cells are putting coal out of business!" doesn't quite mesh with "...but it's too expensive to make aluminum any more in this country"?
Posted by Thing From Snowy Mountainn 2020-07-27 11:19||   2020-07-27 11:19|| Front Page Top

#3 Clearly we need to buy more ore from the Russians.
Posted by Skidmark 2020-07-27 11:40||   2020-07-27 11:40|| Front Page Top

#4 Fine with me. Aluminum cans make beer taste like $hit.
Posted by gorb 2020-07-27 11:41||   2020-07-27 11:41|| Front Page Top

#5 I'm still sitting on 20 or so empty Bud Light 30-packs because the nitwits running Mass. wouldn't allow me to return them for nearly 3 months. Nope, not a contributing factor at all...
Posted by Raj 2020-07-27 12:43||   2020-07-27 12:43|| Front Page Top

#6 You could start your own smelter maybe?
Posted by gorb 2020-07-27 13:13||   2020-07-27 13:13|| Front Page Top

#7 ..use the burning courthouses?
Posted by Procopius2k 2020-07-27 13:21||   2020-07-27 13:21|| Front Page Top

#8 Wow.
I got a little hit of envy.
30 packs of Bud Light, 20 of them.
That's a good summer, Dude.
Posted by Skidmark 2020-07-27 13:50||   2020-07-27 13:50|| Front Page Top

#9 Typically Aluminum manufacturing was near hydro power plants because it needs a lot of power. As environmentalists put Nuke and Hydro power out of business aluminum processing will go up.

I don't think that applies to recycled though, that's just melting and reforming cans..
Posted by rjschwarz 2020-07-27 13:54||   2020-07-27 13:54|| Front Page Top

#10 BTW - How do the recycling folks separate aluminum cans out of the mixed* recycling from my town?

*Steel, aluminum, seven types of plastic (all seven triangles), newspaper, mixed paper, and cardboard - all in one bin.
Posted by Bobby 2020-07-27 14:29||   2020-07-27 14:29|| Front Page Top

#11  How do the recycling folks separate aluminum cans out of the mixed* recycling from my town?

If it were me, a magnet to pull off the steel, then manually for the rest. Which is why they used to just send the stuff to China — cheaper than hiring locally at minimum wage.
Posted by trailing wife 2020-07-27 15:23||   2020-07-27 15:23|| Front Page Top

#12 Or you could just send it all to the landfill and wait for someone to invent a nano-tech garbage muncher that scoops up big bites of miscellaneous stuff and separates it into its molecular components. After resources get scarce enough to make this profitable, of course.
Posted by SteveS 2020-07-27 15:46||   2020-07-27 15:46|| Front Page Top

#13 SteveS, isn't that the plot of Wall-e?
Posted by Rambler in Virginia 2020-07-27 16:14||   2020-07-27 16:14|| Front Page Top

#14 Skidmark - I'm semi-pro; three and a half years at a fraternity that'd give the Delta House a run for their money.
Posted by Raj 2020-07-27 16:29||   2020-07-27 16:29|| Front Page Top

#15 I would think that bottles and cans would have different diameter bases, if so while lying down on a treadmill it would be easy to separate them.
Posted by rjschwarz 2020-07-27 17:00||   2020-07-27 17:00|| Front Page Top

#16 Raj, Dude y'all got my love!
Posted by Skidmark 2020-07-27 22:08||   2020-07-27 22:08|| Front Page Top

#17 Raj = ? Sen. Blutto?
Posted by Lumpy Mussolini7603 2020-07-27 22:34||   2020-07-27 22:34|| Front Page Top

#18 The toga at work gave it away.
Posted by gorb 2020-07-27 22:57||   2020-07-27 22:57|| Front Page Top

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