Axiology Tubes Are Now Made Out of PCR Plastic
Axiology lipstick tubes acquired a brand new yr makeover. Now made with 100% post-consumer recycled plastic, our tubes use plastic that’s already on the planet – turning an environmental menace, right into a constructive affect.
What makes post-consumer recycled plastic so nice?
Plastics have created an enormous ecological and environmental drawback. They produce poisonous pollution that injury our land, water, and air, and may take a whole lot and even hundreds of years to interrupt down. Now, think about if there was a option to repurpose all that nasty plastic in order that it wouldn’t find yourself in our landfills, harming the planet. That’s what post-consumer recycled plastic is!
“We lastly created a lipstick tube made out of recycled stuff and it actually took years! We have been trying to find a extra sustainable tube for the reason that firm started. Because of our clients who actually care in regards to the planet and have been emailing us each day asking for a greater different to the usual lipstick tube, you guys actually pushed us. We’re tremendous excited!” says Ericka Rodriguez, founding father of Axiology.
An environmentally sustainable answer, post-consumer recycled (PCR) plastic reuses supplies that might in any other case find yourself as waste in our landfills, oceans, and streets. To place that into perspective – of the 8.three billion metric tons of plastic which have been produced, 6.three billion metric tons have change into waste. By 2050, an anticipated 12 billion metric tons of plastic will likely be in our landfills. (That’s 35,000 instances as heavy because the Empire State Constructing.)
With a lot plastic already produced and much more being made each day, that’s an enormous abundance of sources we will leverage. By utilizing what we already wrestle to do away with – we will considerably cut back our carbon footprint.
In contrast to the method of manufacturing plastic from virgin supplies, repurposing plastic is extraordinarily vitality environment friendly and doesn’t use fossil gass as uncooked supplies. In truth, recycled plastics comprise over 25% much less greenhouse and carbon fuel emissions than their virgin counterparts.
How do our PCR plastic tubes evaluate to our earlier ones?
Our outdated tubes had been created from virgin aluminum, which is likely one of the best supplies to recycle. 75 p.c of all aluminum that has ever been produced remains to be in use to at the present time. And recycling aluminum makes use of 95 p.c much less electrical energy than virgin aluminum. Which is large when in comparison with plastic! (Solely 9 p.c of all plastics ever made have been recycled.)
However lately, the demand for aluminum has been reshaping the chain of provide. Extra long-lasting merchandise, like automobiles, are being made with aluminum – leading to much less recycling. And extra disposables, like ketchup packets and low pods, are being blended with plastic, making them considerably dearer and tough to recycle. We bumped into this situation with our earlier tubes. Not very many recycling facilities are keen to take blended recyclables (aluminum + plastic). And people which can be are typically extraordinarily costly. Like plastic, we’re beginning to see a whole lot of recyclable aluminum find yourself in our dumps.
If aluminum merchandise aren’t being recycled – it’s now not a really sustainable or eco-friendly answer. Virgin manufacturing of aluminum is kind of harmful. It entails an open-pit mining course of that results in deforestation and may end up in poisonous crimson mud lakes that may overflow into close by water sources.
Whereas we’re undoubtedly pleased with the recyclability potential of our aluminum tubes, our PCR tubes take us one step nearer to our final zero-waste purpose. As a result of although recycled aluminum -may remedy one drawback – much less new plastic – it doesn’t handle the environmental affect of all the present plastic.
Our earlier lipstick tubes additionally had fairly a big defect charge. The tubes had been usually defective because of the push-pull (click-in) mechanism. Due to this, we had a whole lot of faulty tubes that ended up creating much more waste than vital.
The present state of recycling
Whereas plastic waste has all the time been a burden to the surroundings, it’s change into a fair greater drawback for the US since China stopped accepting low-grade plastics for recycling. For many years we relied on transport the majority of our recyclables to the nation. Since their restrictions went into place, the value to do away with recycling in America skyrocketed. The monetary burden, sadly, led many to decide on the choice – throw all of it away.
Our dedication to sustainable packaging
A stunning 91% of plastic isn’t recycled in any respect. So whereas our nation could be completely satisfied that over 97% of our packaging is recyclable, the laborious reality is that a lot of it’s ending up within the landfill, as waste. We notice this might usually, sadly, be the case for our aluminum tubes. By utilizing PCR plastics – we will be positive we’re not creating extra waste.
Utilizing post-consumer plastics is sensible! We’re enthusiastic about our new post-consumer recycled packaging and are excited to proceed on our journey to zero-waste. We all know that we’re not excellent, however our dedication to creating steps towards environmental sustainability is fierce.