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Recycling Altoids Tins

David Nunez
David Nunez
1 min read

If you have any empty Altoids Tins, please donate them to me for a little project.

I’m not an environmentalist nut like some of my friends (ahem [url=]Jon[/url], [url=]Alex[/url]), but I’ve suddenly become really irked about Altoids tins… You see Altoids, the “curiously strong” mints are everywhere. One of their nice qualities is that they come in a small metal tin which makes for great convenience.

However, since people go through these things by the truckload, I wonder how many of these things are actually recycled… I imagine there are millions of Altoid tins in every dump in America.

THEREFORE… I’ve devised an interesting use for the tins which I think will appeal to the geek in all of us…

I’ll need a large pile of tins for R&D purposes… anyone that donates some tins to me will get a finished product in return.



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Dir of Technology at the MIT Museum • Writing about emerging tech's impact on your life • Speculative insights on the intersection of humanity and technology 🤖


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