Chemistry help please! State one technological and Lifestyle change for the following details below! Thanks!?   1. Aluminium ore from South America used to produce aluminium metal for beverage...

Chemistry help please! State one technological and Lifestyle change for the following details below! Thanks!?



 

1. Aluminium ore from South America used to produce aluminium metal for beverage cans will be in short supply soon.

2. Pure aluminium cans thrown into the garbage are not magnetic and are, therefore, difficult to separate from the rest of the garbage.

3. People throw garbage into bins for recyclable aluminium cans. 

Please help me with these problems...thanks! I cant find any link in my textbooks.

 

 

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As aluminum grows more expensive, the need to recycle aluminum will become more important.  One social change wil be to place a greater premium on recycling, as more money can be earned for collecting aluminum cans, the more incentive there will be for people to separate out their aluminum cans from regular garbage.  As recycling becomes a more conscious part of social fabric (like the deposits that used to be collected for returning glass bottles when in the past they were the dominant container)-people will be less cavalier about the difference between recycling bins and trash bins. When raw materials were cheap, a lax attitude toward recycling grew in the U.S., as incomes fall and raw material costs increase, economic necessity will bring about social change.

Necessity is also the mother of invention.  Technological change will be given an incentive as costs rise.  This could lead to the use of alternative materials for packaging of beverages.  Plastics are already regularly used, but as they are petroleum based, the need for recyling these will also become more and more important.  Also altering the shape of the can to conserve resources is already occuring.

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