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We've done our homework.

We spoke to metals traders and municipal recycling experts. Here’s what we learned. 

Why Paper

Choose 100% recycled paper.

We love a colorful box, but we love trees in the ground even more.

The paper we use for our cartons and mailer boxes is both 100% recycled and 100% recyclable, meaning no trees are cut down to make Everist products.

These boxes can also be composted, but recycling is more efficient. And we don’t ruin the recyclability of our boxes by covering them with paper shipping tape. Only paper-based labels and stickers are selected so that these boxes can easily go in the bin (mixing materials is a recycling no no).

Why Aluminum

Aluminum wins for recyclability.

Aluminum is the most recycled - and most recyclable - material on the market today.

Nearly 75% of all aluminum produced in the U.S. is still in use. Aluminum can be recycled directly back into itself over and over again in a true closed loop.

Aluminum is also light (that's less carbon to ship) and durable (perfect for the shower). And, in case you’re wondering, it doesn't rust.

Aluminum is easily recyclable because it can be sorted with a laser, shredded and melted down at a high temperature to remove any impurities (including the shampoo residue left in your tube).

Choose Aluminum

Aluminum retains its value.

It is the most valuable material in your recycling bin.

Its high scrap value helps ensure that even if you forget to recycle it, someone else will do it for you. In fact, the scrap value of aluminum is what funds the majority of curbside recycling programs.

Why? Aluminum is infinitely recyclable. This isn’t the case with plastic, which get downcycled into lower quality materials. There is little economic incentive to recycle plastic, which is why it often ends up trashed (over 91% of the time).

Yes Aluminum

Aluminum is food-grade safe.

Although you don't want aluminum in your products, it is an excellent and safe option for packaging your products.

The same tubes we use (99.7% pure aluminum) are used for packaging both food and pharmaceutical products making them both food-grade and medical-grade safe.  This is because of a BPA-free epoxy lining (the 0.3%) which protects the integrity of the product inside.

Why not glass?

Aluminum is shower safe.

As far as materials go, glass is another good choice from a recyclability and safety perspective.

However, glass can be heavy to ship, increasing its carbon footprint. We also didn't think glass was a great option for in the shower (we think you'd agree).