Apr 15, 2022
Recycling the Click Cap: It's Easier Than You Think
We paired up with a leading aluminium producer to see how the click cap recycles
The first question that often pops up among industry insiders when they spot the click cap is, “Is this recyclable?” We all recognize cans as the unrivaled leaders in the recycling world, and we're adamant that the click cap should uphold that legacy. After all, true innovation goes hand in hand with sustainability.
So, what's the click cap made of? A standard aluminum raw shell and a bit of polypropylene (PP for short).
We paired up with some smart folks at a top aluminum producer to see if our click cap messes with recycling. Good news: it doesn't.
Here's the lowdown:
Before any can is recycled, all the extras like paint, plastics, and other metals are stripped away. This is standard practice in used beverage can recycling.
Our click cap has just 1.7g of PP. It’s lightweight and burns clean, so it literally can’t mess with the quality of recycled aluminum.
When cans are shredded for recycling, most of the click cap's PP is left behind because it's lighter. Whatever's left? It gets burned off at the decoating stage, even helping fuel the recycling process.
Bottom line: Our click cap keeps your drink fresh and spill-free while still playing nice with Mother Earth. Cheers to that!