I have always been interested in recycling metals because they can be recycled an infinite number of times without any loss of material. I dream of a future where we continue to live excessive lives without producing a single piece of waste. Last year, the research that I collected had convinced me that only charcoal would burn hot enough to melt aluminum. However, this year I destroyed my own preconceptions by using common lumber to do the same. Technology moves fast and we are lucky to be living in such a time.