If you have a candy jar at work with Hershey’s Kisses, you can make a little recycle box out of a sticky note, here’s an instructable on how to make it. Plus, it’s fun to see how much the foil adds up when you save it.
More than 20 million Hershey’s Kisses are wrapped each day, using 133 square miles of tinfoil. All that foil is recyclable, but not many people realize it.
I’ve made those origami boxes before, though not out of sticky notes! Where do you recycle your foil?
I do eat a lot of those.
I eat too many of those. Sometimes I’ll eat an entire bag in two days. 😮
Tom, I just throw the foil in with aluminum cans. Does that work? 😮
maybe people should save their Hershey’s Kisses wrappers to make a tinfoil beanie: https://www.spudart.org/blogs/randomthoughts_comments/3492_0_3_0_C/
Oh snap! I was gonna bring in some aluminum foil to protect my computer from solar flares. But now I can just use the recycled hershey kisses foil! GENIUS!
That fact is totally incorrect 1 square mile equals 27 878 400 square feet. So if hershey’s kisses wrappers were over a square foot in size the 20 000 000 wrappers would cover 1 square mile. They are not that big though and whoever came up with this fact is severely lacking in mathematical skills. It is good information to know that they are recyclable and should be recycled but it just bugs me when misinformation is passed from person to person. Recycle!!! but know that hershey’s kisses aren’t as bad of a waste as they say they are.
Nice catch. Also Hershey’s website says they make over 80 million per day. For a 2.5 inch square wrapper I get more like 0.13 sq miles of foil used per day.
well, if you do not want to recycle them than that is ok with me. but remember, recycling it will NEVER hurt you, a few packs of Hershey can make a aluminum can. about 12 wrappers make about 1-2 grams. and a empty soda can is about 14 grams. since people buy a lot of Hershey, the weight in grams would be about equal to 666,667 grams that would be enough to make 40,000-50,000 aluminum can every day. and that is what the people above me do not realize. “Also Hershey’s website says they make over 80 million per day. For a 2.5 inch square wrapper I get more like 0.13 sq miles of foil used per day.” .13 square miles is still a LOT of aluminum. and you want to just toss it in the trash like someone else will do it, if everyone thought someone else was going to take care of the earth than no one would be taking care of the earth. “but know that hershey’s kisses aren’t as bad of a waste as they say they are.” neither is cutting down a single tree, but if all 6 billion people on earth thought that, than we would have no amazon rainforest. keep this in mind.
Julie, thank you for all that information! You said that 12 wrappers is about one to two grams. I’m curious about the exact weight. I’ve got a bowl of hershey kisses at home. I’m gonna count and save the wrappers and then weigh them and then figure out how many wrappers be the equivalent in weight to an aluminum can.