We have a lot of love for Mother Earth. From working with a small organic farm, to updating our shipping materials to a more sustainable option (coming soon!), we factor the environment into every business decision.
We’ve got some long term plans in the works on how we can improve our packaging to be even more sustainable, but until then, did you know our tincture bottles are almost 100% recyclable in most residential and commercial recycling? Before recycling, make sure to wash your bottle and dropper well to remove any left behind oil, then follow the steps below to separate out the mixed materials in our bottles.
Gently (so the glass doesn’t break) wiggle the glass measuring part of the dropper to separate it from the lid. It should pop out cleanly. This part is 100% glass so it can be recycled wherever you recycle glass.
Give a good tug to the squishy part of the lid to remove it from the twist cap. This twist cap part is plastic and can be recycled where you recycle plastic bottles and containers, but the squishy part is made from rubber which is unfortunately not recyclable in traditional residential or city recycling.
We recommend utilizing Terracycle (for this, and all other items you’re not sure how to recycle!) for resources on how to recycle just about anything.
Peel the label off your bottle – it should come off easily, but if you need to, you can soak it in warm water to make it easier. Recycle the glass bottle where you’d recycle glass.
For the label, again we recommend Terracycle since it’s non-recyclable in traditional recycling systems.
Or you could always reuse your bottles!
Recycling is great, but reusing can be an even more sustainable option. Here are some ideas on how to reuse your bottles:
- They work great for storing liquid items in your toiletry bag when traveling like toner, eye makeup remover, and body oil.
- If you’re into DIYing your own products, they’re perfect for homemade face oils and serums.
- Use the glass bottom as a tiny bud vase.
- If you experiment in the kitchen, use them to store your homemade simple syrups and infused oils.
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