Stainless Steel Bottle Opener with Hardwood Handle Product Eco Rating
This bottle opener and picnic knife is mainly made of Stainless Steel with a Hardwood Walnut Handle.
Stainless Steel is incredibly durable and completely, infinitely recyclable. The hardwood handle is made of tough Walnut, FSC Certified and can be recycled with the Steel blade, corkscrew and wine key, otherwise it’ll completely decompose given the right conditions and enough time.
Now days, Stainless Steel products are made with up to 70% recycled materials, which reduces waste ending up in landfill. Using recycled scrap metal to produce new Stainless Steel products also reduces the resources and energy required during the production process as less of the product comes from newly mined materials.
Stainless Steel and Hardwood as materials are very eco-friendly due to their extreme durability and ability to be recycled. The hardwood is sustainably grown and harvested, the Steel blade has a Stainless finish that prevents leaching. For these reasons, this bottle opener and picnic knife is considered to be eco friendly.
Sustainability of this Stainless Steel & Hardwood Knife
Scrap metal is used as the main raw material to produce Stainless Steel, which is an extremely durable and long lasting material that’s 100% recyclable.
Products made from Stainless Steel are easily and often recycled, although even if they are not disposed of correctly and don’t end up in Landfill, Stainless Steel still won’t have a harmful impact on the soil or water that it touches due to corrosion-free layer around the steel, which further increases the sustainability and eco friendliness of Stainless Steel. The Stainless finish also prevents toxins from leaching into your food or drinks.
Over the last 70 years or so, the heavy process of manufacturing Stainless Steel has had a steady and impressive reduction in the energy required and harmful toxins released during the process. Now, it’s estimated that about 80% of all Stainless Steel that’s produced is from about 70% recycled materials, which heavily further reduces the harm from the manufacturing process.
The Hardwood Walnut handle is FSC Certified, which is a global forestry certification that ensures the wood is sustainably sourced from a responsible forest. When a product is FSC Certified, it’s checked at every stage of process to make sure that it meets the FSC standards and that the product can be genuinely certified.
Being made from hardwood, depending on how much use this product has had, the handle can be either recycled or it’ll naturally decompose in time once buried.