We live in a modern world where global production of waste is at an all time high and growing each year. The disposal of this waste - and its impact upon our environment - has become a hugely important and pressing issue; one which threatens the wellbeing of our planet, and the world which our future generations will inhabit.
More than 28 billion glass bottles and jars end up in landfills every year in the UK alone, and glass is one of the longest-lasting man-made materials, taking around 1 million years to decompose when exposed to light and air, and even longer when buried in landfill.
When we hear terms such as 'global issue' or 'pollution of the planet' it can be easy to feel that the problem is so huge it's insurmountable, far bigger than we can change or impact upon in any valuable way as individuals; yet there are ways in which every single one of us can help. One simple option available to us all that contributes to the solution, rather than the problem, is choosing to increase the amount of recyclable materials we consume, and in turn recycling them once they are finished with.
The processing and use of recycled glass in manufacturing conserves raw materials and reduces energy consumption; around one ton of carbon dioxide is reduced for every six tons of recycled container glass used in the manufacturing process. The use of recycled glass in manufacture and it's subsequent recycling by consumers is one way of significantly helping the global waste issues we are faced with.
Inner Senses are an Ethical brand. We take our responsibility seriously; to minimise our contribution to this global waste problem. We are always looking for more Eco-friendly options to offer our customers, and know that many of you value a more planet-friendly approach too.
Our entire range is over 95% plastic-free, with pumps and lids being the only exception, and that's simply because premium non-plastic options are not available, or we'd make that switch too. We have abandoned the use of labels on all full size packaging, moving instead to screen-printing, and eliminating the plastics used for labelling entirely in the process.
We use only fully recyclable, high-quality glassware to house each of our products; it is virtually infinitely recyclable, without any loss in purity or quality. And so the question we now face is this: what more can we do to help?
From this question the FIVE 4 TEN Recycling Program was born.
Our aim is to make it easy for you – the consumer – to discard of your empty Inner Senses packaging in an environmentally-friendly way; one that supports our planet whilst rewarding you for recycling by reducing the cost of your future purchases with us.
Our program is simple; you return, we reuse.
Just return any five used bottles or jars* to us in one package along with your full name and email address, remembering to keep proof of postage. Once we receive your parcel we will email you and reward you with a £10 e-voucher redeemable against future purchases.
It's that easy with our FIVE 4 TEN recycling program. We then sterilise and reuse this packaging, filling it once again with our creations. Win for you, win for the environment and win for us!
Currently available in the UK only, we invite you to take part in or initiative and let us reward you for helping reduce the impact of waste on our planet.
* Full size product packaging only