Aluminium Can…Change?

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A project called Aluminium Can…Change?, sponsored by Pneumofore, came to my attention this week. It poses questions such as: Is there any alternative to PET to preserve, store and transport liquids? Does the high percentage of recycling of aluminium cans contribute to slowing down climate change?

The project focuses on aluminium cans and their high percentage of recycling and is designed to encourage students to seriously reflect upon the environmental impact of consumable goods, including both their full production cycle and packaging. It aims to inspire a new approach toward environmental issues and a deeper understanding of the impact of daily habits. It is currently running with the participation of students at the Albertina Academy of Fine Arts in Turin, Italy.

The project ranges from the history of liquid containers to the analysis of aluminium characteristics, through art, visual communication, photography and design with the intention of discovering new shapes and uses, whilst promoting a strong awareness of sustainability and environmental concerns. It will culminate in the publication of a multi-lingual book and an exhibition of student works that will be held by the end of 2021.

Supported by Pneumofore, which supplies high-efficiency and energy-saving vacuum and compressed air systems for the global canmaking industry, the project is led by the Sehen Foundation in collaboration with the Albertina Academy and with the participation of the School of Artistic Design for Business and the Polytechnic of Turin.

Engagement, awareness and creativity in this area among young people is encouraging and great to see.

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