Aluminium: the infinitely recyclable material

Aluminium: the infinitely recyclable material

July 20, 2020

Why you should use aluminium shampoo and conditioner bottles

When you’re putting out your recycling like the conscientious consumer you are, you’d be forgiven for thinking that all recycling was made equally. But when we follow the lifecycle of those discarded pizza boxes, shampoo bottles and cans the stats tell a very different story. 

All recyclables are not created equal

Only 9% of plastic is actually recycled. That right, 9%. Let that sink in for a minute. That means over 9 out of 10 plastic bottles created end up either incinerated or discarded, leaching toxic chemicals into the atmosphere, soil, waterways, and ocean. 

In contrast, a whopping 75% of the aluminium ever produced is still in use today. That means less production. Less omissions. Less waste. More pats on the back.

What makes aluminium so great for recycling?

The infinite recycling loop

Aluminium can be recycled over and over again. Unlike plastic, it doesn’t lose any volume or quality during the recycling process, so after recycling you’re left with 100% of what you started with.

That means your aluminium shampoo and conditioner bottles can be recycled and back on the shelves without needing any new material. 

It’s energy efficient

Recycling aluminium uses less energy than making it from scratch. 95% less energy, in fact. One recycled can saves enough energy to run a television for three hours.




Also in Bar None

Three reasons why coconut in your beauty routine is key for your hair - and the Earth.
Three reasons why coconut in your beauty routine is key for your hair - and the Earth.

October 01, 2020

Cocos nucifera oil - or more commonly known as coconut oil - is a standout ingredient to look for when considering purchases for your beauty routine. We will break down why it’s so good for your hair, while being kind to the Earth.

Read More

World Environmental Health Day - Why It Matters More Than Ever
World Environmental Health Day - Why It Matters More Than Ever

September 23, 2020

World Environmental Health Day is observed on 26 September and the world has been challenged like never before, in ways that make it more difficult to participate in ethical ways of living that benefit our planet, and each other. Find out why this matters more than ever and what you can do to help.

Read More

Three simple steps to help keep our ocean clean.
Three simple steps to help keep our ocean clean.

September 23, 2020

The ocean makes up over half of the Earth’s surface and contains 97% of the world’s water. Now is the time to act to be able to better our understanding of a healthy marine ecosystem that is integral for our lives, and the future generations, as well as the simple steps you can take everyday to do your part in reversing the damage that’s been done. 

 

Read More