Recycle!  Reduce!  Reuse!

Is Aluminium an element? What is Al used for?  Who is this "Al" you speak of?  And, can it be recycled indefinitely?

So-- how did you do?  Did you get the first three questions right?


Happy New Year, my eco-friendly bunny readers!




-Those of you who are still curious about the origins of aluminium, I got a lot of my facts from Wikipedia and googling the periodic table of elements.  (Not the greatest research, so if you spot any inaccuracies, let me know!)  Essentially, Al has been around for much longer as one of the most abundant elements in our earth's core, but Al as we know him was isolated from other substances by Orsted. 60 years later, two scientists, separated by the Atlantic ocean, developed the process by which we can make Al.  It's really quite fascinating!


-I found out this week that I'd been misspelling "recyclable" with an extra "e."  Sorry! 


-Housing: we use aluminium for roofs and sidings!  Very versityle!

-Food (and beverages)-- aluminium pots and pans, cookie sheets, spoons, light-weight camping gear...

-And transportation: cars, jets, bikes, wheelchairs, army vehicles!  The list goes on, as Rosie points out!

-Our dear friend Al can be recycled indefinitely, which is defined in question 3.

--Which is why you should alllllllways recycle!--

What other things can you think of that are made from Al? 


-This week's comic I tried using slightly different techniques in Gimp, so maybe it looks better?  My good friend D. C. McQueen (you know, from gave me some great pointers this week on how to work with putting hand-drawn things into the computer. (apparently, the comic looks much better in person than on the screen.  ;;sighs;;)


-As always, a huge shout-out to Izzy, and hi, Miss E!  ::swoons::


Have a great week, and see you next Monday!

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