Some may be wondering why we sell so many biodegradable options and less recyclable, reusable options. We're looking into a lot of reusable (non-biodegradable) products, but have yet to find the ones we really love which encompass all the facets of sustainability we prefer.
But here's the thing. If something is reusable, fantastic, but it still has an end of life somewhere. This is why even reusable plastic bottles are not really that sustainable, because most likely they'll still end up thrown away once their usefulness runs out or they get moldy. Some may be recyclable but plastic recycling is generally "downcycling" as once it's remelted it's of lesser quality. At some point it's no longer recyclable.
If something comes in a refillable container, that's wonderful as well! But one of the things we think about is what kind of packaging the refills come in. If we find a great glass or metal container and the refills come in a biodegradable paper tube, we will be so excited we'll be all over that with a quickness.
For now, we will continue to provide awesome biodegradable options, and hopefully some sustainable reusable options in the future!
Tell us what you would like to see us carry in the comments below! We want to provide the products you want and while we get super excited about the things we carry, we are honored to have your input!