Tips and tricks for reducing packaging waste
Our efforts to keep our planet clean
Sustainability is more important now than ever before. The good news? Every one of us can do our bit. If you’re looking to make conscious decisions when you’re out shopping, start by looking at the packaging products come in. Let’s take a look at some ways you can reduce the amount of waste created by cleaning product packaging.
Our tips and tricks
You can start making a difference to the amount of packaging waste thrown away today with our ideas. What are you waiting for?
Super sustainable JEMAKO packaging
Every one of our bottles, canisters and containers is designed to be recycled. They may be made of different materials, but disposing of them properly (by removing the lids and so on) helps the recycling systems sort them correctly so they can go on to be reused.
Sustainability doesn’t stop with our products
It’s not always easy for consumers to find out which cleaning products are sustainable and which are not. How does recycled plastic work? And is glass always the best alternative?
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Much of the packaging for our cleaning products is made from recycled plastic. So it’s still plastic but it’s old plastic that has been given a new lease of life. You may not have realised it before, but recycled plastic is actually the most sustainable choice for product packaging when you factor in its total lifespan
You should know by now that we’re all about sustainability. But we also have to make sure that our larger container sizes aren’t too big to be transported safely. That’s why we use different plastics in our canisters and our bottles. Either way, our plastic packaging can be recycled.
The bottles our cleaning products come in are part of a cycle that avoids new waste being created. They started life as drinks bottles and they will be turned into recycled plastic again. Even the stickers and labels we use don’t hold up the recycling process.
Glass vs plastic
It’s easy to resort to black and white thinking when it comes to sustainability. But it’s usually worth pushing past that mentality and thinking outside the box. A good example of this is glass bottles, which are usually presumed to be more sustainable. In actual fact, glass production and transportation involves a lot of energy consumption. And glass is difficult to clean. With all that in mind, we see recycled plastic as a better option for our products.
Think about what would happen if you accidentally dropped a glass bottle full of a cleaning product? The floor would be covered in sharp shards and the cleaning product itself. You’d have to throw away the whole lot. It makes so much more sense for us to use recycled plastic because it can withstand being dropped and the contents wouldn’t be able to leak out.
Our cleaning product bottles can be reused again and again. We sell handy refill packs,
which help us to reduce waste and you to save money.