3 ways to reduce your plastic use with Juice Lubes

We’re not pretending to change the World single-handed here at Juice Lubes – we’re just doing our bit to reduce single-use plastics.

Here’s a few tips on how you can cut down on plastic with our gear.

Did you know that us humans produce 300million tonnes of plastic a year and only half of it can be recycled?

And did you know that only 10 – 13% of plastic in the world gets recycled … and the rest of it ends up floating around in the oceans or sat in landfill?

Here’s 3 tips on how you can cut down on all of those plastics when using Juice Lubes gear.

our plastics are recyclable

It’s really easy to chuck those used bike wash bottles in the bin.

Our plastic bottles, pots and tops are all recyclable in your household recycling collection. When they’re done you can put them out for the bin men in your kerbside recycling box. They’ll take them away, melt them down and create new stuff from them.

  • Our white bottles are type 1 plastic, which is recyclable in almost every UK waste collections.
  • Our clear lube bottles are type 2 plastic, which is also widely recycled in UK waste collections.
  • Our grease and paste pots are type 5 plastic, which is also widely recycled in UK waste collections.
  • The lids of our spray cans are either type 1 or 2, both of which can be recycled.
  • The lids of our lube bottles are type 5 plastic… you guessed it!
  • Also, our spray cans are Tinplate, which is safe to recycle.

Not sure how to check? Flip the bottle over and check the number on the bottom. This guide can tell you what can and can’t be recycled.

Don’t forget that some local recycling facilities are better than others, so check what your local can do.

… But you can also reuse them

Sure, you can recycle our plastic bottles, but why not reuse them and turn single-use into multi-use?

Here’s how it works…

Dirt Juice Super is our concentrated bike wash. You can use it solo as a degreaser or mix it with water to turn it into bike wash. One bottle of Super turns into a whopping 10 litres of bike wash.

If you buy a Dirt Juice Double pack you get a bottle of concentrate and a bottle of bike wash with a squirty-gun nozzle.

When the Wash is used up, you can keep mixing up fresh batches with Dirt Juice Super using the empty bottle again and again and again.

No need to bin those bottles, just keep mixing up bike wash!

If you take this approach for just one bottle of Dirt Juice Super, you’ll extend the life of your plastic bottle by 10 times!

Ask your bike shop about a refill scheme

Some of our dealers offer a refill scheme, like WeRideBikes in Ulverston.

If you bring in your empty bottle of bike wash, they’ll refill it for you for less than the cost of buying a new one.

You’ll be able to reuse your plastic bottles and nozzles and you won’t need to buy fresh plastic bottles each time.

We’ll be offering this as a proper product in our range soon, with an in-store refill for customers to use. Stay tuned and we’ll let you know when that’s available.

We’d love to hear how you’re cutting down on your plastic use.

Let us know on Instagram with #JuiceLubes or by mentioning us with @juicelubes