Why Recycle

The general consensus is using glass packaging is the best for the environment.  This might or might not be correct but as you can see below, no matter what type of packaging you use, we all need to take informative action and recycle as often as possible.

How long does it take to break down, decompose or biodegrade?

Plastic Bag – 10 to 20 years
Cigarette butt – 1 to 5 years
Aluminium Can – 200 years
Plastic Straw – 200 years
Polyester Clothing – 200 years
Disposable Nappy/Diaper – 450 years
Plastic Bottle – 450 years
Fishing Line – 600 years
Styrofoam Container – never/unknown
Glass Bottle – 1 million years

When a dropped glass bottle shatters, it’s tempting to think of glass as a fragile material. Actually, glass is one of the longest-lasting man-made materials. The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services estimates it takes 1 million years for a glass bottle to decompose.

Glass artefacts from glass making’s beginnings in Egypt, around 2000 B.C., still exist today.

As consumers we need a way to transport and package food and beverages.  All types of packaging have their pros and cons.  It is great to see society removing some forms of packaging and plastic, such as straws, single use plastic bags and balloons. 

As consumers no matter what form of packaging we use it is important that we dispose of it in the best way possible, for most packaging recycling is the best option.

Recycling is a process to change waste materials into new products to prevent waste of potentially useful materials, reduce landfill, reduce energy consumption, reduce air pollution from incineration and water pollution.

Recycling is Important

Recycling is one of the best ways for you to have a positive impact on the planet.  Recycling is important to both the natural environment and people.  We must start recycling immediately as the amount of waste created by people is increasing.

Increasing wealth means that people are buying more products and ultimately creating more waste.

Increasing population means that there are more people on the planet to create waste.

New lifestyle changes, such as eating fast food, means that we create additional waste that isn’t biodegradable.

Environmental Importance

Waste generated by people has a huge negative impact on the natural environment.

Increasing wealth means that people are buying more products and ultimately creating more waste.

Increasing population means that there are more people on the planet to create waste.

New lifestyle changes, such as eating fast food, means that we create additional waste that isn’t biodegradable.

Recycling is essential to cities around the world and the people living in them.

There is no or limited space for waste, landfill sites are filling up fast.

Preserve natural resources for future generations.  Recycling reduces the need for raw materials; it also uses less energy, therefore preserving natural resources for the future.

Savings generated by recycling

Recycling as much of your household waste as possible will help save precious resources.

Recycling just six aluminium cans you can save enough energy to offset the carbon emissions from a 10km journey in an average-size car, a 17km bus ride or 25km train trip

Every tonne of steel recycled saves 1,131kg of iron ore, 633kg of coal and 54kg of limestone

Recycling one glass jar saves enough energy to power a 100-watt light bulb for four hours, or a fluorescent bulb for 20 hours

Recycling one tonne of paper saves three cubic metres of landfill space

Recycling one plastic drink bottle saves enough energy to power a computer for 25 minutes.

Please recycle, you waste can be used for all kinds of things.

To assist with the Reuse, Reduce and Recycle philosophy :

My Natural Being (MNB) purposely use packaging that is 100% recyclable.

MNB pack like for like products in larger bottles than our competitors so you need less bottles for the same amount of products, in most cases we are still more competitive on price.

By using larger bottle sizes MNB reduce the amount of energy required on each production run as we produce less bottles than a competitor using smaller bottles for the same amount of finished product.

By producing less bottles, MNB reduce the number of bottles that need to be recycled.

By using fully recyclable products MNB prevent waste of what would be potentially useless and non-reusable material that would only be able to be disposed of in landfill.