We at The Whiskey Ice Co.® are committed to designing and manufacturing in the USA. We are also committed to the environment, which is why we source scrap aluminum from the USA, also known as "Upcycling", to use in manufacturing. Checkout this great article on Intercongreen.com about Upcycling vs. Recycling. Our other manufactured products use recycled metals whenever possible, including a minimum of 60% recycled stainless steel, and we use scrap copper anodes for copper-plated products.
Besides upcycling aluminum, we use a minimum of 60% recycled stainless steel, and reclaimed copper and gold. We also use post-consumer recycled packaging materials in all of our shipping and printing. And, we still offer the best price in the world for a complete ice ball maker set, while guaranteeing it for life.
Why do we care so much about where our metals come from?
If we look at just aluminum, every year, aluminum scrap is discarded and ends up in our landfills to stay there for a lifetime. By re-purposing aluminum scrap (a.k.a. Upcycling), we are removing "waste aluminum" piece by piece and converting it into something new and usable, and you can feel good about your Original Spherical Ice Ball Maker™ knowing that you too are doing your part to help the world be a little greener.
Aluminum comes from refining Bauxite, which requires a lot of energy, water and chemicals to become aluminum. By sourcing scrap aluminum, we can reduce “virgin aluminum” as well as what is recycled, which also consumes an enormous amount of energy, water itself. The aluminum reused in just one (1) of our Original Spherical Ice Ball Makers saves up to 78 lbs (35.38 kg) of bauxite from refining, 88 lbs. (40 kg) of chemicals, 1,153 ft³ (one thousand one hundred fifty three cubic feet) of CO₂, 3,920 (three thousand nine hundred twenty!) gallons of water, and 150 kWh of electricity.
According to the US Department of Energy, the average US home consumes approximately 30 kWh of electricity per day, so by using scrap aluminum to make just one of our Original Spherical Ice Ball Makers, it saves enough energy to run an entire US home for 4 to 5 days!
Cheers to a better world™ Your friends at The Whiskey Ice Co.®