Conventional plastics are ever-present these days. We use them in our daily lives continuously – in household products, in food packaging, and in the infrastructure around us. Trouble is, they’re environmentally and economically unsustainable. And that’s why we’ve opted for high-density polyethylene (HDPE) to safely store our supplements, which is one of the easiest polymers to recycle worldwide.
You may be curious as to why we use HDPE to package our supplements at all. Besides being robust and sturdy enough to guarantee the quality and freshness of our products, this material is super lightweight, meaning it requires fewer vehicles and less fuel to transport – and has a smaller carbon footprint, as a result.
It also comes up trumps on the recycling front. In fact, HDPE is one of the simplest polymers to recycle across the world. Recycling our supplement pots has numerous benefits. First and foremost, it’s far more cost-effective and sustainable to manufacture a product from recycled HDPE than it is to produce ‘virgin’ plastic. After all, HDPE – like many other plastic polymers – is created using fossil fuels. Recycling this material, therefore, reduces emissions and saves finite resources. In addition to this, HDPE is non-biodegradable and will take centuries to decompose in landfill, so it’s even more crucial this packaging is recycled and used again. Thanks to its flexible integrity, recycled HDPE can be used to manufacture a host of new products, such as toys, rope, recycling bins, rubbish bins, and piping.
Recycling aside, plenty of our customers reuse their supplement pots in some remarkably creative ways, too. From storing craft supplies to stashing nails to placing them on top of bamboo canes in the allotment, there are countless hacks to up-cycle these multipurpose, versatile pots. Who says they need to end their journey in the recycling bin?