Aerosol cans are an everyday part of modern life in Australia. Cooking sprays, hairsprays, deodorants, bug sprays, spray sunscreens, air fresheners, spray paints, and much more – all are conveniently packaged in aluminium or steel cans and dispersed at the push of a button.
Aerosols are a dispensary system for creating a mist of liquid particles. The product is propelled under pressure. Aerosols have many benefits – ready to use, convenient, safe, and with a long shelf life. They are imperious to dust and bacteria. Contents of aerosol cans don’t alter over time and they don’t evaporate.
The concept for the aerosol dates back to the late 1700s.
Aerosols were invented by Norwegian chemical engineer Erik Rotheim in 1926, and patented in 1927. He was looking for a way to more effectively apply ski wax. After experimenting, he discovered that pressurised aerosol offered the best results. The patent was sold to a US company and the first American idea for a disposable spray can was for the creation of whipped cream.
Following the end of the Second World War, during which refillable aerosol bug bombs saved many soldiers in the Pacific from malaria, aerosol bug bombs became popular for residential use as well.
Australia’s first aerosol product was Mortein fly spray, introduced in the 1950s.
In the 1970s, it was discovered that chlorofluorocarbon propellants in aerosols were harming the Earth’s ozone layer, and by 1995 these propellants were phased out.
If you’re considering your options for Rubbish Removal in St Peters, you need to know that empty aerosol cans and tins are fully recyclable. Cans consist of three main parts: the can body (steel with tin, or aluminium), a valve, and the button. Providing they are completely empty, they are perfectly safe to place into your council kerbside bin. There is no easier way to dispose of these items responsibly and help save the planet at the same time!
You need to know that aerosol cans must never be exposed to heat and that the contents must never be inhaled – this is dangerous and can be fatal.
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