The Plastic Problem, and Solution ...

The world has  a huge problem with plastic, especially single use, and we know cleaning products are  contributing to this vastly.

Even Eco friendly and natural cleaning brands (mentioning no names!) are still using plastic bottles. They might make great claims about them being recycled or recyclable, but that just doesn’t work. Plastic can only be recycled a few times and degrades each time so still ends up in waste, incinerators or the ocean eventually.

….  and did you know only 10% of plastic actually gets recycled anyway!! Despite all our best efforts to collect and put it in the recycling, the rest is often shipped around the world to end up in dumps somewhere or in the ocean.

In our business as the Squeeky Cleaners we were seeing far too many plastic bottles, even using commercial concentrates, so we decided it was time for a change and Squeeky Organic cleaning products was born.

So what to use for our bottles? Well glass is an obvious option, but its  heavy so produces more transport CO2, and is too fragile in a cleaning environment, one slip and BANG! Broken glass everywhere!

So what is the answer..?

Introducing, Drum Roll Please ..........

Aluminium!

Yes, you know the stuff all those drinks cans are made of. It’s the most abundant metal on the planet, it’s light and tough, and can be recycled almost infinitely; melt down a can and you can make another can.

Cool fact … almost 75% of aluminium ever produced is still in use today, as its just keeps getting recycled !!

So we’ve  brought Aluminium Life Bottles of beauty to our range of products, a first for any cleaning product, removing the use of plastic bottles all together.

These are light and tough, drop it no problem, small dent at most. They will have a long and happy life being refilled and reused, and if like all of us they eventually wear out or break, they can just be popped into recycling with your metal cans and tins.

We don’t even paint or powder coat the bottles, as that’s just more wasteful energy, material and C02 emissions.  Plain polished aluminium looks good naked,  so why mess with it!

They ship with just a concentrate dose in them as well, so removing all the CO2 emissions from shipping full bottles containing 90% water (and saves you postage costs!)

Squeeky Life Organic natural plastic free multi purpose surface cleaner aluminium life bottle
Squeeky Life Organic natural plastic free multi purpose surface cleaner bundle aluminium concentrate refill. These are for the squeeky life bottles and bundle
Then for our  concentrate refills we also use aluminium bottles, they even have aluminium caps.
 
These are small and light and each contains two refill doses, using minimum materials and reducing C02 impact for transport (while saving postage costs).
 
They can be recycled with all your cans and tins, or you can find handy uses for them – at 100ml they are a convenient size for all sorts of products you might need to store or carry around, even on a flight!

All Hail Aluminium, Defender of the Oceans and Conqueror of Plastic

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