The need to reduce waste to landfill is evident
Climate change is now a climate emergency.
The concern for the environmental stability of our planet has never been higher. A rebellion has risen in the form of the Extinction Rebellion, a socio-political movement dedicated to raising awareness of the unprecedented global emergency that is the climate emergency, and to demanding more from governments globally to take urgent action including reducing net carbon emissions to zero by 2025.
In light of this, the need to reduce waste that goes to landfill is evident. For years, cosmetics, food and drink products have required external plastic tamper-evident sealing be it a wrap, tab or sticker. When the product is opened the wrapper is separated from the product and has to be recycled separately. This proves to be both difficult to determine the exact material and notoriously unreliable, resulting in much of this waste simply ending up in a landfill.
There are numerous effects of landfills on the environment including air pollution. The World Health Organisation has declared air pollution a “public health emergency”, with more than 90% of the global population being exposed to toxic outdoor air.
This declaration is supported in a comprehensive new review by the Forum of International Respiratory Societies’ Environmental Committee, detailing how air pollution poses a great risk to health and may be damaging every organ and cell within the human body, resulting in an increased risk of dementia, heart and lung disease, fertility problems and reduced intelligence.
An estimated two-thirds of landfill waste contains biodegradable organic matter from households, business and industry. As this material decomposes, it releases methane gas. As a potent greenhouse gas, methane traps up to 20 times more heat in the atmosphere compared with carbon dioxide. Landfill sites can also be responsible for groundwater pollution. When rain falls on landfill sites, organic and inorganic components dissolve, creating highly toxic chemicals that leach into groundwater.
To reduce this needless waste, we have developed a tamper-evident pack which uses a perforation and pressure sensitive glue to seal the tube. Made from 100% paper and cardboard they are fully recyclable down any standard home collection stream.
Simply fill the tube and apply the lid with a small amount of pressure to seal the tube. To open, simply twist the lid to break an internal tamper evident perforation. Once the required amount of product is taken the lid can be re-applied for storage and further use.
So choose us as your packaging supplier and do your part to help tackle this climate emergency.