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Plastic vs Glass Containers - All tubs are recycle #5

Our pottles are made of plastic, yeah, we know that’s a big word. But we chose to use this material (polypropylene to be more precise) because it’s light, flexible, heat and breakage resistant, food safe, and highly recyclable. Councils can vary in what plastics they accept. Check here if plastics numbered 5 are recycled by your local council.

Glass jars surely could have been a choice for us, but as neat as they are in many aspects, they also have some downsides: they have a large carbon footprint (being mostly imported, they travel a long way to get to NZ, and are quite heavy which means they consume a lot of non-renewable fuel on the trip), they are expensive to produce and transport, and breakage causes a lot of waste too. Not to mention that sand, the main component of glass, is also becoming scarce in the world. True story![i]

But of course, sustainability is part of who we are and caring for the environment is a priority in all our choices, so we are looking at more sustainable alternatives and are very excited about the advances in the plant-based packaging technology – that’s where we want to go. In the meantime, we recommend repurposing our packs (there are so many uses for them around the house and in the wider community) or recycling where possible.

Coconut Oil pottles

[i] References about sand shortage:

The British Medical Journal

Results of randomised clinical trial conducted over June and July 2017, as published in the BMJ. Televised on UK show, "Trust Me, I'm a Doctor", with Dr Michael Mosley.
Website based in the Philippines with good general research and information.

Coconut Oil Recipes
A fantastic site for coconut oil recipes.

The Coconut Research Centre
Research about many topics surrounding coconuts.