Why we use glass
Plastic bottles are a major source of pollution, both on land and in the oceans. In the United States alone, more than 50 billion plastic water bottles are used each year, and only about 23% of them are recycled. The rest end up in landfills, where they can take hundreds of years to break down, or in the oceans, where they can have devastating effects on marine life.
In addition to their environmental impacts, plastic bottles also pose a threat to wildlife. The plastic in the oceans also breaks down into smaller pieces, called microplastics, which can be ingested by a wide range of marine animals and enter the food chain.
Plastic can only be recycled a few times before it becomes too degraded to be used again. Important for skin care products, the potential products contamination of the chemicals from plastic packaging cannot be prevented by a consumer.
Glass bottles have a number of environmental and ecological benefits. Glass is a natural, abundant, and infinitely recyclable material, making it a more sustainable choice.
One major benefit of glass is that it can be recycled indefinitely without losing quality. When a glass bottle is recycled, it is melted down and can be used to make new glass bottles, or other products such as fiberglass insulation or even new bottles.
In addition to being recyclable, glass is also non-toxic and does not leach chemicals into the environment or into the products it contains.
The environmental and ecological benefits of glass make it a more sustainable choice for storing skin care serums and oils. Glass is a better barrier against light and oxygen than plastic, which can help to preserve the quality and effectiveness of the product.
By switching to glass bottles, you can help to reduce plastic pollution and protect the environment, while also preserving the quality and effectiveness of your skin care products.
Overall, using glass bottles for storing skin care serums and oils offers a number of environmental and ecological benefits, including their durability, recyclability, and ability to preserve the quality of the products they contain. By choosing to use glass bottles, consumers can help to reduce waste and protect the environment while still enjoying high-quality skin care products.
Why not paper packaging
Not only because paper packaging is easily damaged, for example by water. Paper packaging, like any product that is derived from trees, has an impact on the environment, wildlife, and climate. A paper packaging contributes to deforestation, which leads to a range of negative environmental and ecological changes.
Trees are an important component of the global ecosystem, providing numerous benefits, including carbon sequestration, habitat for wildlife, and water filtration. Deforestation, therefore, has significant negative impacts on the environment and climate.
One of the main drivers of deforestation is the demand for paper products, including paper packaging. According to the World Wildlife Fund, the global demand for paper has doubled in the past two decades, leading to increased pressure on forests. In order to meet this demand, trees are being cut down at an alarming rate, leading to the loss of critical habitat for wildlife and contributing to climate change.
Paper packaging has significant impacts on the environment, wildlife, and climate due to deforestation and other environmental impacts . It is important to consider the environmental consequences of our consumption and take steps to reduce the negative impacts of paper packaging on the planet. And paper packaging can be easily damage, for example by water.
Steel is the world’s most recycled material
Steel cans are an ecological top performer, as cans can always be recycled. Steel is the world’s most recycled material, with more than 85% of all the world’s steel products being recycled at the end of their life.
From an ecological perspective, steel may be regarded as a closed-loop material: post-consumer waste can be collected, recycled and used to make new cans or other products. Each tone of scrap steel recycled saves 1.5 tons of CO2, 1.4 tons of iron ore and 740 kg of coal.
A permanent material is a material whose inherent properties do not change during use and despite repeated recycling into new products. A steel can can be recycled again and again without loss of quality. For the food grade steel it’s required to remove a tin from the scrap steel, which is done by way of electrochemistry.
Steel recycles can be used for many applications. For the food grade steel it’s required to remove a tin from the scrap steel, which is done by way of electrochemistry.
Permanent materials are perfectly contributing to the competitiveness of the economy and increasing independency from imports of raw materials. Today, 84% of steel packaging cans are recycled in Europe, making steel packaging the most recycled packaging.
By recycling the cans and closing the loop, CO2 emissions are dramatically reduced and it makes a key contribution to the energy and climate change agenda.
Steel are permanent materials, which can be recycled and used for lots of different types of packaging. Through multiple recycling, they are kept in a material loop and can become resources for other applications. Steel packaging is strong and can protect the inside contents from damage.
Metal recycles forever. One of the most durable packaging materials, offering resilient protection contents from aggressive external impacts. This barrier provides the strong protection against UV and oxygen, enables long shelf life and reduces waste.
Metal packaging provides sustainable opportunities for brands looking to differentiate their product. A report by Trivium Packaging‘s 2022 Global Buying Green Report based on a survey of more than 15,000 consumers across Europe found out that 86% of those aged 45 and under said they were willing to pay more for sustainable packaging.
A consumers associate metal packaging with a “premium” look and feel relative to other materials. The data shows consumer demand metal for eco-friendly and sustainable packaging has remained stable over the past few years.
Findings are that overall consumer demand for sustainable packaging remains strong, with more than two-thirds of consumers identifying themselves as environmentally conscious and are looking for recyclable packaging.
Glass and Steel
We came to a conclusion that glass and steel were the most suitable materials for 100% natural Tevi Care products. This type of packages are the most environmental, ecologically friendly, sustainable and recyclable materials with least wildlife and climate impacts.