What is the coolest way to package a cold drink? The answer lies in cans. Made of recycled aluminum or stainless steel scrap around the world, cans are always the first choices of the food and beverage industry, when it comes to packaging soft drinks and food. (Not to mention aluminum cans fits nicely in our cup holder.) The reason? Cans cool faster and, thus, are the best choices for soda packaging on a hot day. There is one more reason. Cans are more convenient than glass bottles during transportation, as they do not break or crack. Their design is such that they can be stacked easily. It’s these properties that are making them the preferred choice of packing at the Dubai Shopping Festival 2010.
Even from a recycling angle, steel and aluminum cans come out tops, even better than plastic products like our cup holders. They are the most recycled containers, making them friends of the environment, and a manufacturer’s first choice. Recycling, as we all know, slows down the depletion of natural resources. It also helps keep the world around us clean. A manufacturer benefits because recycling eliminates the need to keep buying new metal and, thus, lowers the costs of production.
We have just seen how cans made from scrap metals in Dubai are an obvious boon for the beverage industry. But few know that they also benefit the consumer to a great extent. Aluminum and steel cans preserve the quality and freshness of the food or beverage they contain. Edibles packaged in cans could even end up tasting good longer. So, as a consumer you do not have to worry about where your baked beans, tinned sardines, canned fruits, ready-to-cook meals, soft drinks or vegetables come from. If they are packaged in steel or aluminum containers, you can be assured that their quality has not been affected, and that they have been stored and transported safely. Another advantage for consumers is that it is possible for schools, clubs, organizations, and individuals to recycle steel and aluminum cans for a good cost.
In this day and age, when protecting the environment and its natural resources has taken on such importance, recycled cans from Dubai give environmentalists, manufacturers, and consumers a good reason to rejoice.