Farmacologie’s GREEN Packaging
At Farmacologie, we are dedicated to sustainability, not only in our choices of our ingredients and agricultural practices, but also in our packaging. That’s why we decided to use “tins” (steel cans with tin-plating) to hold our products. Steel is one of the most sustainable materials, and is 100% recyclable. Not only can our tins be used over and over for storing more of our great supplements, OR to store something else (candy, snacks, cotton balls, buttons, you name it!) but when recycled, steel scrap is turned back into steel for use in other products. Again and again. Can the same be said for your plastic supplement bottle? The answer is no.
Facts about steel cans
Steel packaging is the perfect sustainable choice for today’s environmentally and economically savvy consumers. This steel cans used today will still be in use hundreds of years from now – as new cans, cars, bicycles, buildings, bridges or household appliances—talk about sustainability!
Tin and steel can products are up to 100% recyclable if disposed of correctly.
More steel (80 million tons annually) is recycled annually than paper, plastic, aluminum and glass combined (http://www.recycle-steel.org/)
They are the most tamper-resistant form of food storage currently in use.
They protect against outside contaminants such as oxygen, water and light.
Recycling tin and steel cans are known to save billions of dollars in energy costs every year.
The U.S. steel industry operates with the lowest energy consumption per ton of steel produced in the world.
Facts about Plastic
Learn more about the problems that we face as a society if we continue our “plastic-obsession”: http://www.plasticpollutioncoalition.org/
Most dietary supplement bottles, as well as many other consumer product packaging (e.g disposable water bottles), are made of plastic #1 or PET (polyethylene terephthalate).
PET is the most commonly used plastic in consumer products.
Containers made of PET are intended for single use applications and are not durable enough to reuse, without losing their integrity and repeated use encourages bacterial growth and increases the risk of leaching carcinogenic compounds.
Although PET is recyclable, only 25% of PET bottles are recycled.
PET bottles cannot be recycled into another plastic bottle, and instead end up in textiles such as fleece garments, carpets, stuffing for pillows and life jackets, etc, things that are NOT typically recycled.