The Tangled Tree wine range is packaged in 100% recyclable material. Recycling is one of the most effective ways to lighten the human impact on the environment. It minimizes the environmental impact of manufacturing and resource use in a variety of ways.
- The recycling of packaging materials like aluminium, plastic and glass uses much less energy than manufacturing new items. Recycling one plastic bottle can save enough energy to run a 60-watt light bulb for three hours. Producing plastic containers from recycled material uses only two thirds of the energy required to manufacture them from raw materials.
- The energy is saved not only in the manufacturing process, but also in the mining or growing of raw materials and transporting the materials to factories.
- The re-use and recycling of manufactured objects conserves not only energy, but also the commodities used as raw materials. This means less mining and less harvesting of living resources. The ideal is a closed loop of resource use – for example, aluminium can be recycled an infinite number of times.
- Recycling reduces the rate at which landfills grow. This frees up land - often prime real estate close to urban centres - for housing, industry or agriculture.