Choosing plastic-free products are a great way of reducing your waste. Its also good to choose to buy bulk when possible (part of the reason we discontinued our smaller jars).
There are endless ways how you can reuse your empty Truthpaste jar, from plant pots, to pen pots, sweet jars, and our personal favourite; propping up a kitchen counter! We always love to hear the creative ways you re-use your jars.
Even though it is always better to re-use, recycling glass isn't all bad!
It takes 40% more energy to make glass from scratch compared to recycling it. Recycled glass melts at a much lower temperature than virgin glass. Research shows that recycling a glass bottle can save enough energy to light a normal light bulb for 4 hours.
Reducing industrial pollution benefits the global environment. Using recycled glass reduces 20% of air pollution and 40% of water pollution caused by industrial production.
In some countries you can earn money on recycling. You can often find recycling vending machines in countries such as Germany to earn money on each bottle you recycle.
Recycling reduces the amount of natural resources needed to produce glass, such as sand, soda ash and limestone.
Unlike plastics it doesn't breakdown into toxic micro plastics
It doesn't decay or rot, and can be recycled repeatedly.
Its pretty inert, meaning it wont contaminate food or cosmetics it holds and so helps keep them fresher.
Glass is also used to generate renewable energy through solar-thermal and photovoltaic applications and wind turbine, which largely profit from light weight reinforcement glass fibres.
Why do we use this carrier oil in Truthpaste?
In Ayurvedic practice, Calendula is used for oil pulling in much the same way that you would with coconut oil. The antiseptic properties work to prevent gingivitis and plaque build up. Studies suggest calendula can help to repair the soft tissue of the gums whilst actively fighting plaque.