Often the first place we focus with waste reduction is recycling. Yet 38% of packaging in the average shopping basket can’t be reprocessed. In addition, the recycling process can be quite energy intensive and many plastic packaging products can only be recycled once before they are no longer fit-for-purpose. Maybe its time to shift the focus to refilling as an alternative to recycling?
Did you know that reusing and refilling saves 70% Co2, 65% energy and 45% water rather than buying a completely new product?