How To Dispose Of


How To Dispose Of...

The big question for every ocean-friendly product is how to correctly dispose of it. We've got your questions answered.

First and foremost...

How to Read Labels

Organic

Certified Organic products must have an ingredient list that is 95% organic. Meaning it is made and produced without artificial colors, artificial fragrances, GMO, fertilizers, synthetic chemical preservatives and all other toxins.

Recyclable

Things labeled recyclable typically include plastic, paper, cardboard, aluminum cans, and glass. Keep an eye on the number associated with the recycling symbol to ensure you can put it in your blue bin to be recycled by a local facility.

Biodegradable

Biodegradable products can be broken down by microorganisms in the soil. For instance, paper and textiles are biodegradable, whereas conventional plastics are not. Not all biodegradable products can be composted.

Compostable

Compostable products are made to break down into simple more natural components over time. Backyard vs. industrial compost is typically the difference between composting at home versus in a large facility that applies high temperatures to speed up the breakdown process.

 

How to dispose of...

Mailers + Packaging

A majority of our vendors use shipping supplies that are either compostable, made using 100% recycled materials, or recyclable. Here's how you can dispose of them:


 

Compostable

These mailers are typically made using a corn-based bioplastic. Remove any labels and compost it (in a pile or industrial composter).

 

 

100% Recycled

This is made using 100% post-consumer recycled material. This material is difficult to recycle again .

 

 

Paper/Cardboard

These are often made from post-consumer recycled material and are curbside pick-up recyclable.


Overall, the the more plastic-free the packaging (even if it's bioplastic), the more ocean-friendly. All plastic- tape, labels, and plastic-wrap must be removed before recycling and/or composting.

How to dispose of...

SeaBlue Products

The refill pouches these tabs are packaged in are made from wood cellulose without a trace of plastic, making them entirely backyard compostable. The shipping labels are industrial compostable, and the mailer boxes are home compostable. If you plan to compost them separately, just be sure to tear off the shipping labels.

Swedish dishcloths at the end of their lifespan can be put in the compost like your vegetable peelings and grass cuttings. Given time, microorganisms in the soil will break down the cellulose and cotton into their simplest components. This will lead to the production of nitrogen, potassium, and phosphorous- enriching the soil with nutrients.

Green Beeswax wraps

Clothes are the hardest to dispose of. For all clothing we recommend 3 things:

  1. Buy durable clothes that last.
  2. Wear them as long as possible.
  3. When you're done donate, repurpose, or use them as household cleaning rags.

 

Cora Ball Blue

Please do not try to recycle your Cora Ball in your blue bin. When you are done with your Cora Ball, please contact Cora Ball so they can recycle it for you!

All of Külia phone cases are made to breakdown in your backyard compost or city compost system. Please double check if your city allows compostable bioplastics. You can also return your old Külia Case to be recycled and receive a $15 discount on your next case! Email: kris@kuliacase.com

Resonate Perfume Body & Room Spray

Once you remove the bristles with a plier, the bamboo toothbrush handle can be use as kindling for a fire, garden markers, or composted. It can be composted in a backyard composter but as this might take 4+ years to compost, it is recommended to compost it in a commercial composting bin (it will need the high heat to break down).

Rolltop large backpack

GOT BAG accepts returns of all bags + products as they will recycle them. Done with your bag? Email them: hello-us@got-bag.com

 

Sustainable Beach Pant - Stripe

Beeswax wraps can be wrapped around pieces of kindling and used as a fire starter, or simply cut them up into strips and compost them in your backyard or city composting bin.

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