Our original formula No Mozzie bottle is made from 100% recycled consumer plastic.
When we started to look at what material to choose for the No Mozzie bottle, we considered glass, aluminium and plastic. At first it seemed obvious that we should go with glass, but glass has two major drawbacks for something that needs to travel: it’s heavy and it’s breakable. Aluminium is neither, but can leak when used with a liquid so we use if for our Body Butter but not for our original formula. For the bottle we decided to use 100% “Post Consumer Recycled/Resin” (PCR) plastic. Although the UK is a world leader in plastic recovery (apparently 55% in 2019), it’s obvious that we need to actually start making more products out of that recycled material so that we can start reducing our overall consumption.
PCR and “closed-loop” recycling is the way forward. Plastic isn’t going to go away any time soon, so if we can start to close the recycling loop we can cut down on Greenhouse Gas and start to reduce the amount of plastic that ends up in our oceans. We’re not the only ones that think so – have a look here: Huffington Post, Ecover, Neal’s Yard, The Body Shop, Unilever.
Recycled Plastic Bottle
We’re helping to “close the loop” on recycling by using recycled consumer plastic for our bottles. The bottle is recyclable (again) – when empty just pop it in your recycling bin.
We use a locking cap so there’s no loose overcap to get lost and end up in the ocean.
The label peels off the bottle to make recycling even cleaner. The adhesive is carefully controlled so that by the time you’ve finished a bottle, it will have started to peel off.
The ingredients we use in NoMozzie are all readily biodegradble in soil. We don’t use synthetics so we aren’t introducing anything new into the environment.