Aluminum shampoo bottles are 100% recyclable for unlimited cycles and are usually made of 68% post-consumer recycling (PCR ) materials. The high PCR content is important because the production of recycled aluminum bottles requires only 8% of the energy, just like the production of new aluminum, there is much less waste left in the landfill.
Although more expensive than plastic or glass, aluminum is lighter and shatter-resistant, which is a positive feature in bathroom environments that involve slippery soap.
PET is one of the most recycled plastics, but the recycling rate is only 29%. Most recycling facilities do not make enough money to recycle plastic, and aluminum is 100% recyclable and provides a higher value for recycling facilities (aluminum is $1, 210 per ton, and plastic is $237 per ton. Aluminum is heavier than plastic, but slightly lighter because it is one of the lightest metals. In addition, the plastic recycling cycle is limited, but aluminum can be recycled again and again with almost no loss. Most importantly, 100% recyclability and greater incentives to recycle aluminum make it an ideal sustainable container.
The conversion from PET to aluminum does not need to replace automation, which is good news for many brands. The existing filling line can handle new aluminum bottles of limited adjustments. In addition, the existing pump covers have the same size and are suitable for threaded aluminum, so there is no manufacturing problem.
Most aluminum bottles on the market come from China because American aluminum manufacturers mainly produce beer and soda cans, not shampoo and lotion bottles. If you find aluminum shampoo bottles, please contact us.