Are Candles Recyclable?

Are Candles Recyclable?

Are candles recyclable? The answer is crucial for those seeking sustainable living solutions. In this post, we delve into the eco-friendly aspects of Summerfield candles, focusing on soy wax's renewable nature and responsible disposal practices.

Recycling Tips: Soy wax candles from Summerfield are not just well crafted; they also contribute to a more responsible way of living. Derived from a renewable resource, soybeans, these candles are biodegradable, non-toxic, and free from carcinogens. Here's how you can ensure that your Summerfield candle limits its footprint even after use:

How to Recycle Summerfield Candles:

  1. Never Pour Wax Down the Drain: Hot candle wax may be liquid, but pouring it down the drain can lead to pipe blockages. Avoid this by letting the wax cool, then scoop it out with a spoon.
  2. Tins and Jars Are Recyclable: Remove wicks, labels, and any remaining wax from Summerfield's tins and jars before placing them in the recycling bin. Freezing the wax makes removal easier and ensures a clean recycle.

Environmental Impact of Plastics and Styrofoam:

Summerfield prioritizes sustainable shipping materials, steering clear of plastics and Styrofoam. The use of printed cardboard and paper ensures recyclability, contributing to a reduction in environmental impact.

As conscious consumers, it's essential to be aware of the environmental impact of packaging materials.

Styrofoam, a brand of polystyrene plastics, takes at least 500 years to decompose in landfills. The U.S. National Toxicology Program identifies it as a potential human carcinogen. Summerfield's commitment to avoiding plastic wraps and Styrofoam aligns with sustainable practices.

Label Removal and Recycling: Contrary to common belief, you might not need to remove labels from recyclable containers: 

https://www.plasticplace.com/blogs/blog/do-labels-need-to-be-removed-for-plastic-recycling

 

By choosing Summerfield candles, you're not only indulging in the best quality, American made soy candles that you can buy but also making an eco-conscious choice. Best of both worlds. Adopting responsible disposal practices and being mindful of packaging materials contribute to a sustainable future.

 

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