Why use HDPE for your MAG365 Tubs?
Many people consider Tupperware to be one of the greatest containers ever made, and of course, it is made of HDPE. HDPE plastic is very hard-wearing and does not break down under exposure to sunlight or extremes of heating or freezing.
That says a lot about the strength of HDPE and makes it increasingly important that this plastic is recycled.
Can you recycle your MAG365 Tubs?
Yes you can and we encourage you to do so correctly.
Why recycle HDPE?
HDPE is accepted at most recycling centres across the world, as it is one of the easiest plastic polymers to recycle. Most recycling companies will collect HDPE products and take these to large facilities to be repurposed.
HDPE containers are widely accepted at recycling centers because recycling these materials can reduce the cost of products made from these plastics.
What are the Environmental Benefits of Recycling HDPE?
Recycling HDPE has many benefits. For example, it is more cost efficient to produce a product from recycled HDPE than it is to manufacture ‘virgin’ plastic.
HDPE is the most commonly recycled plastic and is considered one of the safest forms of plastic. It is a relatively simple and cost-effective process to recycle HDPE plastic for secondary use.
What happens to my MAG365 tub once it’s recycled?
Most HDPE products are recycled and repurposed into many new products, including but not limited to the following:
Recycling bins themselves
Why don't you use glass jars for MAG365?
Glass jars are much more impactful on the environment than plastic as they use more resources to manufacture and are heavier to ship. In fact, single use glass bottles cause the most environmental damage, including global warming, according to the January 2012 issue of International Journal of Lifecycle Assessment. This paper purports that you must reuse a glass bottle three times to lower its carbon footprint to roughly that of a single use plastic beverage bottle. However, if the plastic bottle gets recycled, you must reuse It 20 times to achieve a comparable carbon footprint.
What about other alternatives to plastic?
We are continuing to research other packaging solutions to make sure that we are leaving as small of a carbon footprint as we can, however, many options won't work for our type of product when we look at the big picture. For instance, if we used paper, it would need to be lined with wax which renders it unrecyclable, and if we use biodegradable bags, most of them have a short shelf life, resulting in wasted product which also contributes to our carbon footprint. We are optimistic about the future as there are continually more options to explore.
What Bin should I use to recycle my MAG365 tubs?
The dry mixed recyclable bins (generally green or blue) can take a range of materials including HDPE. So, pop your empty MAG365 tubs into your clean dry recycle bin and know that your tubs will be recycled and repurposed accordingly.
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