FANTASTIC NOT PLASTIC
When you look at the effects of single-use plastic on the world, it ain’t pretty! At Dalstons, we’re committed to reducing our use of plastic, and we think cans are the way to do this. Why?
Aluminium cans have the highest recycling rate out there. Cans are energy efficient: making a can out of recycled aluminium requires only 8% of the energy consumed by producing new aluminium and they take up less space during transport. In 2012, 70% of aluminium cans were made from recycled aluminium.
WE’RE ON A MISSION
Our business is on a mission to make people and planet equal. We’re committed to reducing our use of plastic and going carbon-neutral by 2022, and we build long-term and direct relationships with all of our suppliers. Imminently becoming a B Corp company to boot!
Cans have a higher collection rate than PET. When you take into account the recycling process losses, the picture for PET is much grimmer.
A can uses half the material weight compared to a CSD bottle.
Cans are infinitely recyclable vs PET which degrades over time with a maximum 5 cycles.
The life cycle analysis doesn’t consider key impacts of PET into marine or human life, i.e. degradation into microplastics and its effects.