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.



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