Niche, a Canadian manufacturer of premium hair care products, makes a compelling case for the use of aluminum bottles.
So, why aluminum? Aluminum can be recycled endlessly, whereas even recyclable plastic has a limit to how many times it can be recycled before it ends up in a landfill, ocean, park, or animal’s stomach.
Aluminum is valuable, and highly sought after by recyclers and therefore even if it is thrown on the street, it will not lay there for long before someone picks it up for the recycle value.
As a packaging material aluminum is excellent, since it does not rust like metal does, and is more sturdy than plastic.”
I couldn’t have said it better myself.
But what really got my attention – I was actually quite stunned – was Niche’s mention of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. This is a floating garbage dump of plastic waste in the North Pacific Ocean that covers an area the size of the continental USA! Pretty disgusting – and one of the most compelling arguments to quit plastic and go aluminum.