If you want strength and recyclability, tin packaging is the obvious choice. Endlessly recyclable, it’s used to package everything from mints to pet food to coffee.
But there’s one major problem: it takes around 770 kilograms of coal to make one ton of steel, the material used for plating tin. Not content with the high-carbon cost, Swiss manufacturer Hoffmann has begun to produce its metal tins using CO2-reduced material and 100% renewable electricity. Carbon reductions and plastic-free packaging rolled into one? That’s the kind of progress we like to see.