We have had many people ask us why we don’t use glass bottles as they are meant to be kinder to the environment… Well what we do use is actually RPET plastic.
RPET is made from already recycled plastic. By definition is has been used before which means we are leading the fight for the end of single use, a fight we are proud and passionate about being a part of. Plastic isn’t necessarily the enemy it is portrayed as, as long a it can be and is recycled correctly.
These recycling facilities who do recycle plastic need to sell the by product we create and using RPET is a way of supporting that. It should also be noted that it takes 25% less energy to make it than regular PET plastic bottles, though there is a blue tinge to the plastic which you may begin to notice.
It is not cheap to do this but we believe it is worth it and is something ALL businesses should look to do if they can and not use profit margins as an excuse. Our planet’s has value too!
Furthermore, RPET is lighter than glass so its environmental impact from its logistics is far lower and it also takes far less energy to produce and has the added bonus of not shattering so easily.
All over the world, large amounts of glass still remains un-recycled and single use – taking millions of years to break down. Again we think recycling is the key here and supporting that industry. Glass may be best for many products but we believe that RPET is best for us.
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