We strongly believe that our plastic refill pouches are better for the planet than recycling glass bottles for one very important reason: the climate.
Glass is very heavy compared to plastic, so every mile it travels, it burns more fossil fuels.
And recycled bottles travel a lot: from the manufacturer overseas, to their US-based warehouse, to the screen-printing shop for labeling, to us for filling, to you for enjoying, and back to the recycling and manufacturing facilities on the other side of the planet. And that's just one cycle.
When you keep and refill a bottle, it only has to make once cycle. Plus, all the non-recyclable pumps, droppers, and lids get reused, too.
That all adds up to a huge emissions reduction. Refilling at home eliminates the emissions of driving to a physical location for a refill, too.
And even though there's an itty bitty amount of plastic in our pouches, it's actually less than the amount of plastic in a pump that normally gets tossed.
Now, for the icing on the cake: you can reuse the pouches (germinate seeds in 'em, for one idea!) or recycle them with TerraCycle.