It's counterintuitive, but refilling with a plastic pouch reduces plastic and greenhouse gas emissions compared to recycling glass containers.
There are three factors at play here:
- Glass weighs tons more than plastic — literally.
- Recycling glass involves shipping it around the world.
- Glass containers have tops that can't be recycled, so we reuse them.
Using a pouch to refill a glass container just once creates 115% less greenhouse gas emissions compared to recycling it and buying a new one.
The more you refill it, the better for our planet.
Read on for more details.