We are excited to announce that our bottle caps are now made from 100% post-consumer recycled plastic. This latest step keeps us on target to reach our goal of having 90% of our total plastics use come from recycled plastic by the end of 2023. Now, all of our product bottles and caps are made from 100% PCR plastic and are fully recyclable. Check out the full plan here!
Focusing on Circularity
Plastic is a huge problem in the natural environment, affecting our land, oceans, and rivers. While plastic is an extremely useful material, its disposal is a critical issue. Publicity about the scale of the problem has been increasing as we see images of mountains of plastic garbage on beaches and floating islands of plastic in the Pacific.
To help exclude it from nature, we can encourage a market for recycled and recyclable plastic. In 2020, we transitioned all our bottles to recycled (and recyclable) plastic, and to further this commitment, now the caps will be as well.
Because the raw material we’re working with is made from various sources, a key challenge was consistency and quality of the cap. After a lot research and testing, our team was able to develop a cap that met our standard of quality and maintained the desired colors to match our Green for Clean and Purple for Proof. Additionally, with rigorous testing of this new material, we found the quality and performance of the recycled plastic provided an even better fitting cap and an improved customer experience.
Nikwax’s Plastic Reduction Progress as of Year-End 2022:
- Reduced the total amount of plastic used by 25% in the past year.
- Reduced the use of virgin plastic by 52%.
- With the new caps, recycled plastics will now make up over 80% of all plastics used in the product line.