The appeal of plastic packaging is in the cost: it is way cheaper and easier to source than metal tins and biodegradable cardboard tubes. But we decided right from the start that we wanted to use as little plastic in our packaging as possible. Currently the only plastic Fatskn uses is the stickers. We eventually hope to get rid of these when our sales reach a point that ordering the minimum quantity required for printing directly on the tins becomes financially viable.
If you order a few products at a time from Fatskn, chances are it will come in a reused box, made from recycled materials. While we had to purchase new boxes that specifically fit single containers, we save all other boxes from purchased/shipped goods to reuse and pack with larger orders. In addition to this, we shred stuffing and packing paper to reuse in our small and large boxes as padding. It is both cost effective and the second best "R" in the cycle!
We hope that you like the tins and that you can find someway to reuse them yourselves. They're great for holding jewelry, snacks, vitamins....you name it.
The third "R". We work hard to reduce the amount of waste and recycling in both our personal and corporate spheres. Currently our only advice to you, the consumer, is to do your best to reuse Fatskn items and recycle the rest.