Are Cream Chargers Recyclable?
After the year we’ve had of countless natural disasters and going through a global pandemic, we’ve all come to the realisation that we need to protect and care for our planet and those around us.
In the last year especially, many people have asked us ‘can cream chargers be recycled?’ and our answer is yes!
This handy guide will take you through how to recycle cream chargers and other important information. Not to mention the initiatives we as a business are forming to aid in the recycling of cream chargers and other catering canisters.
Important Information about Recycling Cream Chargers
Did you know that all of the products we stock are made up of at least 95% recyclable material? Some of our products are even 100% recyclable, as we know how important it is to our customers and our environment. This, of course, includes the topic at hand… recycling cream chargers.
All of the canisters on our website, including Nitrous Oxide Cream Chargers, Carbon Dioxide CO2 Cartridges, and N2 Nitrous Chargers are made of stainless steel. Meaning that once they are completely emptied of their gases they can be safely disposed of via accessible recycling methods!
It is important to note that you should not put gas canisters in your standard waste bins as this is a safety hazard. Cartridges of any gas type MUST (and we do stress must!) be completely emptied of all pressurised or liquid gases before they are disposed of.
You can empty cream chargers and other gas capsules with any matching siphon or dispenser or via a handheld recycling device. You must abide by the manufacturer’s safety information and not pierce capsules with anything other than a pin/needle in a siphon or recycling tool that has been designed specifically for this purpose.
How To Recycle Cream Chargers Safely
Keep your Cream Chargers in One Place
Once you have used your cream chargers for their intended purpose, keep all your empty cartridges in one place along with the original packaging.
This is so you can take them to be recycled together, and so you don’t accidentally lose some. This can be in a tub or box, somewhere where children can’t get to them.
Check your Cream Chargers are Empty
Once you have collected enough, as mentioned above you need to make sure they are all empty of gas. You can do this by checking the tip of the cartridge, it should be fully pierced.
You can also run the empty canisters under water to force out any remaining gas and we would recommend doing this each time. After these checks have been done you can safely dispose of your cream chargers via recycling.
Where to Recycle Cream Chargers
We recommend that our customers use Recycling Centers specifically for metal as this is the safest way to ensure they will be disposed of properly. You can find out where your local metal recycling centre is here.
You can also check out RecycleNow for information on recycling gas bottles and where to dispose of them.
Manufacturers recommend chopping cream chargers in half after the gas has been expelled using the designated kitchen tool or crushing the cartridges to flatten them. However, we know that some will not have access to these devices which is why we recommend taking your empty cream chargers and other canisters to recycling centres.
Discount Cream Recycling Programme
Recycling all products and materials is of huge importance to help the environment and climate change. Actively recycling your consumable products reduces the need for extracting, refining and processing raw materials, which create significant air and water pollution. Recycling also saves energy and reduces greenhouse gas emissions, helping to tackle climate change.
That’s why Discount Cream is working on a Recycling Programme to be launched in the next few months for empty cream chargers and other cartridges. Stay tuned as we will update you!
Our Eco-Friendly Ethos
Here at Discount Cream, we are advocates for a greener planet and reducing waste as much as possible. This is the case for both on and offline, with thoughtful consideration being taken into account for our full operations at every step.
From using recycled materials for product packaging to using waste reducing solutions at our HQ, we know that every little step counts as a step towards a better and greener planet.
The most essential part of our ethos is ensuring that all of the products in our lines are made of at least 95% recyclable! We will continue to develop and make consistent improvements to help make ecommerce as green as possible. Our goal by 2025 is to be not only carbon neutral, but climate positive by saving more greenhouse gas emissions than we are creating as a business.
We hope this guide helps our customers to understand the importance of recycling cream chargers, and how we’re on hand to help if you have any questions. We’re excited to launch our Recycling Programme in the coming months so keep an eye out!