We are beyond excited to announce our next step towards a greener future… The introduction of glass bottle and jar returns! Let's take a dive into the benefits of re-using glass.
Traditionally (Post world war times) it was rare to find a container which would only be used a single time. Taking milk bottles as an example, these were continually collected and used time and time again, providing a highly sustainable cycle! Whilst recycling glass is still highly efficient (compared to making it from scratch) cleaning and re-using is by far the most environmentally approach!
The main reason you don’t see too many bottle return schemes, is that the sterilisation process is fairly labor intensive, however we see this an essential path forward towards a greener future.
Our ultimate goal is to have a range of packaging which can all be efficiently re-used, whilst we think up other ways to improve on this, please recycle anything that can’t be returned.
STEP ONE: RETURNING YOUR EMPTIES
Empties that can be returned:
All glass jars (Eye Gel or Face cream for example)
All clear glass bottles Above 50 ml in Size
Empties that can’t be returned(For now) :
- Glass Bottles Below 50 ml - Includes, Essential oils, Carrier Oils, Face Oils, Mood Oils and Perfume Rollers
- Anything in Aluminium
How should the empties be returned?
Please clean your empties as thoroughly as possible before you return them (This helps keep our steriliser running smoothly). Labels and lids can be kept on, however this is not essential.
STEP TWO: GET REWARDED
What do I get for my returns?
We will give you 50p off your following order for any bottle or jar returned in-store (Up to a maximum discount of £5 per shop) So be sure to bring your empties along with you on your next trip to a WiDEYE store!
Hand them over to a member of staff and we will take care of the rest.
STEP THREE: CLEAN, REFILL, RE-LABEL AND RE-USE
What happens to my empties?
After you drop your empties off in-store, they will be returned to WiDEYE HQ where we will begin the process by sterilising and removing any labels. Once prepared for use again, we will re-fill and re-label all the empties, ready to shelves again, creating a fully closed cycle!
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