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Hundreds of litres of PTFE lubricant go into the environment each year from bicycles, garden tools and more.
The problem is, most street drains lead to rivers without much filtration. You use garden tools in your garden.
Silicone, petrochemicals and PTFE are often in lubricants, and all will eventually go into the environment.
(Unless you're only using your tools and cycling indoors!)

Learn more here.

     
 
 
 
 
    Pollution Sollution              
                 
   

Petrochemicals coming off your tools can go into drains and from
there into rivers. Petrochemical oil goes into your
garden when you wash your bike or tools, in the street when it
rains and into soil when you use tools when it rains
This can cause harm to aquatic life. Petrochemicals take a
long time to break down if at all. You wouldn't pour engine oil down
the drain, so why allow any other oil to go down the drain?

A number of brands exploit a rule which says a lubricant
can be classed 'biodegradable' if it's just 60%
biodegradable within 28 days. This rule assumes the remaining
40% is biodegradable. This is an erroneous
assumption. some petrochemical lubricants
with PTFE making this claim are not anywhere near 100% biodegradable. A nice loop hole for our competitors to exploit.

We use plant based ingredients. These are fully biodegradablee and don't use any animal by-products.
All our products are both 60% biodegradable within 28 days, and 100% biodegrable within 60 days.

 



           
    Don't pour oil down drains                
                   
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PTFE, is a polyflourenated chemical. PTFE is
short for polytetrafluoroethylene.
A likely carcinogen is made in it's production.
It is claimed, that this causes birthdefects, and did so around the area where PTFE in made in the USA.
Read from the BBC on this birth defect issue here.

PTFE uses PFOA in production, a 'likely carcinogen' according
to the United States Environmental Protection Agency.
Click here for more information
on this verdict.

PTFE accumulates in the food chain

PTFE is NOT biodegradable. Despite this, some
brands claim their PTFE lubes are biodegradable.
Click here for a Guardian peice with Greenpeace
with information on the persistence in the
environment of polyflourenated chemicals like PTFE.

Click below for a BBC article on the impact of
PTFE production.

PTFE should not be used in bike chain lubes.

We don't use PTFE.
We've formulated our products to work well without PTFE.
We don't use any other polyflourinated chemicals.

 

           
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    Pollution Sollution            
    Plastic going into the environment, and silicone are
a problem today.
Plastic brush bristles wear out into the environment,
so if you're using a plastic brush, bits of
plastic might wear off.
Silicone is similar to plastic and accumulates in the
environment. Silicone should not be used.

Click below for more on plastic pollution in our oceans.
We use plant based bristles on our brushes.
We don't use silicone.
           
    Plastic pollution                
                   
    Pollution Sollution            
   

Plastic production and landfill are an environmental problem
we're solving.
All companies should use recycled packaging
to make their products. They don't, because it costs about
10% more, and unfortunatly people running other
companies either don't consider the environment, or
they prefer money to doing the right thing.

New plastic production takes around 5% of global oil use.

New plastic has a higher carbon footprint than recycled
plastic. If no company uses recycled plastic, there is less
market demand, and less inscentive to recycle. This
means more plastic going to landfill or being
incinerated, both of which are bad for the environment.

Birds having to eat plastic (cartoon image)

In 2017 we will use use recycled plastic for our 200ml bottles.

recycled plastic bottles

 

 


           
                     
    Pollution Sollution              
   

Climate change
Many companies dont't use LED lighting or make any
serious effort to reduce their carbon footprint.
They see the short term only

Climate change kills around 60,000 people a year.
They're usually in poorer countries.
We care about this, and further climate change will have
an impact on you soon too if not tackled.
There is a scientific consensus on climate change, and the
World Health Organization is clear about the human
misery and impact. Check out their website here.

We use recycled plastic, LED lighting in our office and make a serious effort to reduce the carbon footprint of everything we do.
Air freight is mostly avoided.
Use of recycled plastic means a lower carbon footprint of product production and disposal.

Using plant based ingredients means a lower carbon footprint - we're funding growth of plants which absorb CO2 from the air.
Our products are basically stored carbon dioxide from plants. And when they are used up, this goes onto the soil, biodegrades and gets
absorbed by plants. A great way of taking carbon dioxide, a climate changing gas, out of the air!

 

 



         
                   
                   
                   
 
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