Upcycled Rock Waste Paper Labels
Packaging labels is another area that could be responsible for negative impact on the environment. To minimise our impact, we use a unique ”Rock Waste Paper Labels” for all of our products. This material is made from 80% Marble Mining Waste & 20% recycled HDPE. Rather than this mining waste be taken to landfill, it is instead used to create this label material which also has a distinctive premium feel for aesthetic purposes. By selecting this, we are helping to recycle waste, reduce our consumption of new resources and help keep our environment clean and pollution-free.
Marble waste is generally a high polluting waste due to both its high alkaline nature, and its manufacturing processing techniques, which impose a health threat to the environment. The quarries and processing plants are littered with large amounts of waste products deriving from extraction, sawing, polishing. At present, no significant activities are in place to recover and reuse the ultrafine CaCO3 dust combined in waste slurries of marble processing plants. Therefore, the only best alternative for now is to encourage other industries to use this waste as primary or secondary raw materials where possible. This means working towards a circular economy that aims to preserve resources by valorizing the existent, perhaps currently discarded, rather than buying new ones.
All of our products comes in 100% recyclable glass bottles. Glass is infinitely recyclable and derived from natural raw materials. Unlike plastic, there are no issues around micro plastics or toxicity within our oceans or wider environment. However, we look to use recycled glass wherever possible, as glass production is energy intensive so this can be compensated by using a recycled version.
Don’t forget that your glass bottles can always be upcycled to create unlimited DIY or travel-friendly alternatives.
The only small component of our packaging that contains plastic is in our droppers. The glass pipette of the dropper can be detached from the collar which makes it possible to recycle it with the bottle. However, the collar itself needs to be disposed of in the general waste. It is the only plastic that we use and we are constantly exploring materials that are fully compostable that we hope to move into as soon as they are available in the market. For now, we have introduced a 100% plastic-free refill system where customer simply save the dropper from his first bottle and select “plastic-free aluminium cap” from the drop-down menu when making a repeat purchase. This saves unnecessary waste and encourage consumers to reduce and reuse.