Today, more than ever, we continue to consume nonrenewable resources — such as oil — as though we have an endless supply. This is not sustainable.
The EU adopted a plan in March 2020 to achieve a circular economy in order to reach their 2050 climate neutrality target. A huge systemic effort is needed to achieve this and there are major benefits to adopting a circular economy that make it worth the hardwork.
Through a circular economy, reusing resources and refurbishing old products instead of throwing them in the bin are the norm. This ensures that we use fewer non-renewable resources and is beneficial for everyone. There is less need to mine finite resources. Reusing materials means less rubbish, pollution and plastic in our rivers and oceans, and fewer landfills. Did you know that humans eat around a credit card worth of plastic every week due to plastics getting into our food chain?
The main ingredient in most plastic is a derivative from crude oil and natural gas.The fact is that the price of bottled products is going up as component prices are rising like crazy. Any of that does not concern our business as much. We are re-using our containers, and so avoid these price increases. Also, we started to refill with our own equipment again, avoiding additional deliveries and collections. Plastic is an extremely valuable material and should be reused rather than creating new plastic products from precious finite resources.
Refilling is the best solution for consumers right now as we are experiencing increasing inflation. Re-using packaging is not only cheaper, reduces the use of plastic waste, but ultimately uses less crude OIL which is the bargaining chip of the war we are witnessing. You could say refilling is an act against the war. And we know very well it is the bigger machines and 'powers at be' that are responsible for the damage, we are not at fault. But do you agree with me when I say that our own circular micro-economy and not taking part in the damaging big machine makes me feel powerful?
We’re all rushed off our feet with busy lives, and there’s only so far most of us can go in order to buy better. Picking up a bottle of cheap washing up liquid in the supermarket is a whole lot easier than ordering a refillable product, cleaning out the old bottle and bringing it to a refill stockist. The reward for going to this effort is that you can feel good knowing that there is one less plastic bottle going into the bin and possibly ending up in a landfill or our waterways.
Our bottles are made of 100% recycled plastic and are refillable. We have a number of refill locations around Ireland as well as home refill options and even a postal return and refill system, so it couldn't be more convenient and you'll save money in the process. Through refilling, our customers have removed in excess of 50,000 bottles from the landfill and recycling system.
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