Aluminum Can Shortage  

secret_lade 46F
8914 posts
11/23/2020 3:48 am
Aluminum Can Shortage


Um.... Wait... What?!?

It appears there is a new shortage on the horizon for Northern Michigan.

Fantastic...

Not only are we brawling over toilet paper, we can't with cash unless we have exact change, but we are now faced with a shortage of aluminum cans as a result of COVID related consumption and inability recycle during the shut down.

Looks like it's glass bottled beer for from here on out...

That is, until there's a shortage of glass, created by the aluminum can shortage.

secret_lade 46F
5746 posts
12/21/2020 1:34 am

    Quoting hardstuck69:
    they are not paying well for aluminum here. i turned in bags and bags and bags. 6 dollars
Our pop / beer cans all have a 10 cent deposit on them. When we return them, we get the 10 cents back... Problem is, when the first shut down happened, the bottle returns were closed down too, for months. I honestly don't think that is what is responsible for the shortage, though, look at all the states that just throw them out.


hardstuck69 37M
2 posts
12/21/2020 12:46 am

they are not paying well for aluminum here. i turned in bags and bags and bags. 6 dollars


secret_lade 46F
5746 posts
11/24/2020 3:37 am

    Quoting jajo696:
    lol....It definitely is ...always something. Ugh.

    Ya...i heard of the aluminum shortage as well. I know i have been just throwing away the seltzer cans....even the homeless that i would give to....they cant cash em in.

    Covid craziness in more ways than one ~~
I've been avoiding the news, except the morning news, because all they talk about is COVID and deaths and spikes.... So I hadn't heard about it before. The roving reporter was at a local brewery and he was talking about how they needed 10 times more cans than they had and that they would be having to utilized more glass bottles, which is an increase in price to the consumers.


jajo696 66F  
2963 posts
11/24/2020 2:02 am

lol....It definitely is ...always something. Ugh.

Ya...i heard of the aluminum shortage as well. I know i have been just throwing away the seltzer cans....even the homeless that i would give to....they cant cash em in.

Covid craziness in more ways than one ~~


secret_lade 46F
5746 posts
11/23/2020 9:54 pm

    Quoting easy_going2014:
    It's always something

    I hear they are running out of bras and underwear

    hmm

    nice touch

    Etham - "Running Out"

    Don't have the time to
    Wait for a breakthrough
    I'm tired of losing patience with you
    It's a second of pain we've been through, oh no

    Out of time, out of breathe
    Out of space
    Out of words, out of things I can say
    Out of hope, yeah, 'cause you never change
    Once again you walk in
    And I'm running out
    Out of places to hide in my head
    Out of ways to forgive what you said
    It's far and I've got no defense
    Once again you walk in
    And I'm running out
    And I'm running out
Bras and underwear.... I like that! Lol. I'd like to also run out of calories, car payments, and grey hairs.


easy_going2014 54M
14366 posts
11/23/2020 8:57 pm

It's always something

I hear they are running out of bras and underwear

hmm

nice touch

Etham - "Running Out"

Don't have the time to
Wait for a breakthrough
I'm tired of losing patience with you
It's a second of pain we've been through, oh no

Out of time, out of breathe
Out of space
Out of words, out of things I can say
Out of hope, yeah, 'cause you never change
Once again you walk in
And I'm running out
Out of places to hide in my head
Out of ways to forgive what you said
It's far and I've got no defense
Once again you walk in
And I'm running out
And I'm running out

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secret_lade 46F
5746 posts
11/23/2020 3:56 pm

    Quoting KX450F2016:
    I personally prefer bottled beer..... but all this is so ridiculous any more
I prefer bottled beer too.... I very rarely buy anything in a can.


secret_lade 46F
5746 posts
11/23/2020 3:55 pm

    Quoting Blueyedguy823:
    I wonder how these shortages occur. They can recycle the cans... Unless people are returning them because of covid. Can you imagine having a hord of cans like that? I used to pay for weekend beer drinking by cashing in a ton of cans that I would bring from out of state.
I don't really understand it myself.... Like the coin shortage. What on earth did that have to do with COVID?? Yet, that's what we are blaming for the coin shortage. I looked it up to see if I could find a link between Trumps aluminum sanctions and the can shortage.....


secret_lade 46F
5746 posts
11/23/2020 3:51 pm

    Quoting Skuzzbucje:
    Come to California. I shortage here yet
I've got 2 weeks of vacation to use.... LOL


secret_lade 46F
5746 posts
11/23/2020 3:50 pm

    Quoting lok4fun500:
    there has been talk for months about a can shortage here in Canada
I only just heard about it this morning, but when I looked it up, it looks like they've been aware of it since September or August. It's just taken this long for it to affect our lives.


secret_lade 46F
5746 posts
11/23/2020 3:49 pm

    Quoting lunchandconvo:
    i can't recall which post we were discussing croutons on but the answer applies to this post as well. samms/ costcco is your friend! i am eating so many croutons that a bag at walmartt is only two servings at 2.00 a bag. it's getting to be pricy. so i saw the mammoth bag at samms and its not bad!

    SHERMAN usually gets a 2LTR of coke at walmartt. he got the samms packed 35 cans this weekend. i brought it into the house. oy. it was heavy!
Holy cow... 35 cans? How big was that box of coke? That would be heavy... I don't buy pop very often to drink at home, one habit I'm glad I was able to pretty much break. There was a time when I pretty much lived on Mt. Dew.


secret_lade 46F
5746 posts
11/23/2020 3:46 pm

    Quoting tickles4us:
    I don't like cans anyways so I guess it wouldn't bother me except that it would mean the can people would be migrating to the bottles and that might mean a shortage there.
That's what I was thinking.... Before you know it, we'll be hearing about how there is a glass bottle shortage created by the can shortage. It's like a never ending cycle...


secret_lade 46F
5746 posts
11/23/2020 3:44 pm

    Quoting citizen4722:
    You say 'aluminum' we say 'aluminium'
Really?! Is that how you spell it too??


secret_lade 46F
5746 posts
11/23/2020 3:43 pm

    Quoting big54al:
    You'll have to get a keg setup
If I drank that much beer, I'd totally do that. Growing up, I had a friend whose parents had a bar down in their basement and they always kept a keg. I always thought it was the coolest thing.


secret_lade 46F
5746 posts
11/23/2020 3:42 pm

    Quoting bilover1916:
    Tickleplease you look like your having a stroke or are you taking a shit in your bed lmfao
You look like you're got a rod shoved up your ass.....


secret_lade 46F
5746 posts
11/23/2020 3:39 pm

    Quoting Massass1963:
    Is this just a Michigan thing? I was unaware of any can shortages elsewhere. I can't imagine why recycling had to stop due to COVID, unless those working in those facilities all tested positive, maybe.
The Michigan governor stopped everything from March-June, including recycling. Unless it was an essential need, it got closed down. People were discouraged from all travel and the essential workers were given paperwork to carry with them on the way to work in case they were stopped. I had to carry this paperwork every day to go to work. Not every state had to deal with this type of lock down.


secret_lade 46F
5746 posts
11/23/2020 3:34 pm

    Quoting TicklePlease:
    That's interesting because here, in the mid-Atlantic, more and more breweries are moving to cans... my local store's canned craft beer section has grown to be almost as large as the bottle section!

    Now I'm wondering if we're next to see a shortage.
The breweries here had been moving to cans too for a while. I'm curious to see what happens in the other states... If this is a real shortage, it can't just be limited to certain sections of America. I would think we'd all be experiencing it.


secret_lade 46F
5746 posts
11/23/2020 3:28 pm

    Quoting Aloneintheburg84:
    Let’s hope this whole thing ends soon and we can go back to normal
I am so ready for things to go back to somewhat normal.... Everything has been so crazy for so long, I'm just feeling exhausted by it all.


secret_lade 46F
5746 posts
11/23/2020 3:27 pm

    Quoting benard69:
    Well there goes the old adage...She's got Nice Cans eh???
Well, if she can't return them.... She still does! LOL


secret_lade 46F
5746 posts
11/23/2020 3:27 pm

    Quoting 1seeking1:
    Should be resolved soon, thought they now accepting recycling?
Yes, they started it back up about 2 months ago. Problem is, there are so many people returning that our bins fill up fast and we are forced to wait for them company to come get them and give us empty bins. Customers are complete dinks about it too.


secret_lade 46F
5746 posts
11/23/2020 3:24 pm

    Quoting XHamburgDave:
    Secret The whole toilet paper shortage makes me laugh, haven't people figured out yet COVID messes with your Lungs, not with their Bowels
    As yet we haven't experienced a can shortage, although I have to admit that certain beers are in short supply, can shortage or increased consumption?

    Have a good day, and stay safe
From what I read this morning (I googled it too), some of it was created by increased consumption because people were home more and some of it was created because we were unable to return our cans and bottles for so long. I don't know what it was like everywhere, but here in Michigan we went a couple of months without being able to recycle. As I mentioned in my comment to MC, though, what about those states that don't have recycling?? They just throw their cans away.... And, that never seemed to create a shortage.


secret_lade 46F
5746 posts
11/23/2020 3:21 pm

    Quoting mc_justmc:
    I knew about this. I googled about Fresca and found it's only available in liter bottles because of the can shortage.
I just found out about it while I was watching the news this morning.... There are quite a few craft breweries near where I live and they were covering a story about how they need so many thousands of cans for production and they're severely short. Makes me curious.... there are quite a few states that don't recycle and they just throw those cans away. How did THAT not create a shortage??


KX450F2016 52M
161 posts
11/23/2020 3:17 pm

I personally prefer bottled beer..... but all this is so ridiculous any more


Blueyedguy823 54M  
715 posts
11/23/2020 9:35 am

I wonder how these shortages occur. They can recycle the cans... Unless people are returning them because of covid. Can you imagine having a hord of cans like that? I used to pay for weekend beer drinking by cashing in a ton of cans that I would bring from out of state.


Skuzzbucje 43M
34 posts
11/23/2020 9:24 am

Come to California. I shortage here yet


lok4fun500 110M  
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11/23/2020 9:24 am

    Quoting Massass1963:
    Is this just a Michigan thing? I was unaware of any can shortages elsewhere. I can't imagine why recycling had to stop due to COVID, unless those working in those facilities all tested positive, maybe.
there has been talk for months about a can shortage here in Canada




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lunchandconvo 50F
2785 posts
11/23/2020 9:24 am

i can't recall which post we were discussing croutons on but the answer applies to this post as well. samms/ costcco is your friend! i am eating so many croutons that a bag at walmartt is only two servings at 2.00 a bag. it's getting to be pricy. so i saw the mammoth bag at samms and its not bad!

SHERMAN usually gets a 2LTR of coke at walmartt. he got the samms packed 35 cans this weekend. i brought it into the house. oy. it was heavy!


tickles4us 59M
7252 posts
11/23/2020 8:55 am

I don't like cans anyways so I guess it wouldn't bother me except that it would mean the can people would be migrating to the bottles and that might mean a shortage there.

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citizen4722 63M  
69716 posts
11/23/2020 8:21 am

You say 'aluminum' we say 'aluminium'


big54al 66M
2111 posts
11/23/2020 6:08 am

You'll have to get a keg setup


bilover1916 55M  
51 posts
11/23/2020 6:06 am

Tickleplease you look like your having a stroke or are you taking a shit in your bed lmfao


Massass1963 57M
768 posts
11/23/2020 5:38 am

Is this just a Michigan thing? I was unaware of any can shortages elsewhere. I can't imagine why recycling had to stop due to COVID, unless those working in those facilities all tested positive, maybe.


TicklePlease 53F  
13098 posts
11/23/2020 5:26 am

That's interesting because here, in the mid-Atlantic, more and more breweries are moving to cans... my local store's canned craft beer section has grown to be almost as large as the bottle section!

Now I'm wondering if we're next to see a shortage.


Aloneintheburg84 38M
13 posts
11/23/2020 5:16 am

Let’s hope this whole thing ends soon and we can go back to normal


benard69 63M/63F  
5591 posts
11/23/2020 5:07 am

Well there goes the old adage...She's got Nice Cans eh???


1seeking1 55F
3355 posts
11/23/2020 4:36 am

Should be resolved soon, thought they now accepting recycling?


XHamburgDave 77M  
10462 posts
11/23/2020 4:22 am

Secret The whole toilet paper shortage makes me laugh, haven't people figured out yet COVID messes with your Lungs, not with their Bowels
As yet we haven't experienced a can shortage, although I have to admit that certain beers are in short supply, can shortage or increased consumption?

Have a good day, and stay safe


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mc_justmc 60M  
6811 posts
11/23/2020 4:11 am

I knew about this. I googled about Fresca and found it's only available in liter bottles because of the can shortage.


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