In everything we do at Honest, we try to do what we can to protect our planet. (Check out our Health & Sustainability Standards to learn all about our practices and long-term dreams.) One aspect of that commitment is finding the best packaging for our products. And we’re especially fond of our aluminum Bug Spray bottle.
Aluminum is just really cool — and not just in a sleek, modern aesthetic kind of way. It’s also really cool in a nerdy, natural element kind of way.
According to the American Chemical Society, “aluminum is light, strong, corrosion-resistant, non-magnetic, non-toxic and naturally good looking.” And, you know if the American Chemical Society says you’re good looking, you must be one handsome fox.
Silliness aside, aluminum is pretty amazing. Not only is it naturally non-toxic and durable, but of the most commonly recycled materials (aluminum, glass, paper, metals, cardboard and plastics), aluminum is the only material that is infinitely recyclable. What this means is that once produced, it can be recycled over and over and over without any loss in quality. Most other materials – like wood, natural fiber and plastics – can only be “down-cycled” into inferior products once or a few times because repeated processing weakens them.
Two-thirds of the aluminum ever produced is still in use today.
In a mere 60 days, an aluminum can is recycled, turned into a new can, and back on a store shelf.
Aluminum is the third most common element in the Earth’s crust and the most abundantly available metal on Earth.
Around the United States, aluminum is recycled 50 percent of the time compared to glass and plastic, which are reprocessed less than 25 percent.
Honestly, the only drawback we’ve found so far is that sometimes during shipping or use aluminum packaging can get dented. But we’re willing to look past these aesthetic “bruises” given all the other positive qualities of this beautiful bottle. Would you?