It is not just drinks cans that we want…
As we recognised when we emptied our first articulated trailer load of cans, an ironing board, some pots and pans and even some crutches, the crucial ‘metric’ is weight, not the number of cans.
We need about 80 tonnes of aluminium for each helipad we provide. We (actually Geoff Walker and Phil Marriott) calculated that means about 5.7 million cans if they weigh an average of 14 grammes.
Today Jo and Phil W, from Belton, near Loughborough gave us a couple of lengths of extruded aluminium which until recently had been the track for a stairlift. The shorter one weighed 7.9kg. The longer one weighed 11.1kg. Together, they weighed an impressive 19kg.
Jo also delivered an aluminium heat exchanger from the back of a boiler. It weighed 15.5kg.
So, three items weighed 34.5kg —about 2,464 cans.
We didn’t ask Jo if she had crushed her contribution 🙂 and there is no danger of them making the car stink of Guinness and Coke!
Last edited 20:40 on Wednesday, 09.09.2020