The choice is yours, but the world belongs to us all
Today, plastic and plastic packaging is a big and important part of the global economy, but unfortunately there is a downside to it. When plastic is not properly recycled and instead ends up in nature, there is a risk of it being eaten by animals or being carried around at sea. Around the world, plastic waste is concentrated in the oceans as plastic islands the size of continents, and it’s been said that by 2025 there will be more plastic than fish, if we don’t take immediate action.
At HairLust we care about you and the world we live in!
That’s why we care about what happens to our products after you have enjoyed them, used them, and emptied them. We take pride in our products and everything they contain, from the natural and organic ingredients to the packaging that surrounds them. Everything is made of pure, clean ingredients and of the highest possible quality. That’s why we also care about what happens to our products after you have enjoyed and emptied them. We would like to make recycling easier for you, which is why we have gathered a lot of information on packaging recycling and waste sorting on this page. We have even created creative guides on how to upcycle your empty HairLust packaging and redesign the products to give them new life. Read more about upcycling here.
Why do we use plastic??
Plastic is a very controversial product these days, and more clearly than ever before, we now see the consequences of the increasing amount of plastic in the oceans.
But why do we then use plastic in our packaging? We do because today’s alternatives really aren’t better. For instance, a proper bioplastic treatment system, which obviously requires the right conditions to break down the plastic, hasn’t been developed yet. Fortunately, clean plastic of the appropriate quality can be recycled. That’s why we need your help to get rid of the packaging properly, so together we can contribute to less plastic pollution and a healthier environment.
Recycling - not just for the environment
Aren’t you that into upcycling or have you already made so many new spice jars, smartphone hangers, and plant pots from your used HairLust packaging that your home is filled to the brim? Fortunately, you can still dispose of the used packaging in a good and sensible way. All of our plastic, cardboard, and glass packaging is recyclable!
All our packaging can be recycled if disposed of properly – see how
All product packaging is 100% recyclable, whether it is plastic, cardboard or glass, and we hope our customers will help us recycle the packaging properly.
Recycling of plastic packaging
All plastic packaging for our dietary supplements, shampoos, conditioners, and hair masks is made from recyclable plastic, and that’s why it’s essential that you don’t just throw it out with your regular household waste but instead recycle it properly:
- Enjoy and empty the product and thoroughly clean the packaging and ensure that there are no leftovers hidden in crevices. You might want to cut up the hair mask tube and thoroughly clean the interior, since it’s easier to recycle clean plastic.
- Follow the recycling recommendations for your area or neighbourhood and put the plastic packaging in the waste container for plastic waste. In Denmark, most places have only one container for both soft and hard plastics.
- Voila! Now you’ve done all you can to recycle the packaging properly, preventing that it ends up in nature and pollutes our amazing environment.
Recycling of glass packaging
Glass is made of melted sand and it takes seven times as much energy to produce new glass as it does to reuse it. That’s why it’s important to recycle all the glass packaging we have. The packaging of our hair oils is mostly made of glass, so please follow the steps below to recycle it:
- Enjoy and empty the product. Unscrew the lid off the bottle and thoroughly clean the packaging, until there are no more leftovers of the gorgeous oil in the bottle.
- Remove the glass pipette from the lid. Follow the recycling recommendations for your area or neighbourhood and put the clean plastic lid in the waste container for plastic waste while ensuring the glass packaging goes in the glass container.
- Voila! You have now ensured that less energy is consumed next time a glass container is produced.
More about the different types of plastic and their recyclability
The most common types of plastic are labelled with a small triangle, a number from 1 to 6, and some letters. Below you can see what these labels mean and how you recycle the products in the best possible way:
- PET Polyethylene terephthalate is labelled with the number “1”. If the packaging is properly emptied and cleaned it is easy to recycle. Throw it in the container for plastic. Please follow local guidelines and recommendations for waste disposal.
- PE-HD Polyethylene high-density is labelled with the number “2”. If the packaging is properly emptied and cleaned it is easy to recycle. Throw it in the container for plastic. Please follow local guidelines and recommendations for waste disposal.
- PVC Polyvinyl chloride is labelled with the number “3”. Since PVC contains chlorine, it’s important that it’s not sent to the waste incinerator along with the regular household waste. When incinerated, PVC releases hydrochloric acid, which can cause acidic rain. That’s why you need to dispose of your PVC at a recycling facility.
- PE-LD Polyethylene low-density is labelled with the number “4”. If the packaging is properly emptied and cleaned it is easy to recycle. Throw it in the container for plastic. Please follow local guidelines and recommendations for waste disposal.
- PP Polypropylene is labelled with the number “5”. If the packaging is properly emptied and cleaned it is easy to recycle. Throw it in the container for plastic. Please follow local guidelines and recommendations for waste disposal.
- PS Polystyrene is labelled with the number “6”. Also called EPS or, more commonly, Styrofoam, flamingo (Danish), Styrolit (Danish), Jackopor (Norwegian), Styropor (German), and Sundolitt. Clean or cleaned EPS can be recycled. Dispose of it at your local recycling facility.