Charcoal Enamel Mug Product Eco Rating
Steel is infinitely recyclable and the Enamel coating does not impact its ability to be turned into Scrap Metal. The Steel core of these mugs is extremely durable and the Porcelain Enamel coating increases the preservation of the Steel and prevents leaching, although it can crack, chip, fade and wear overtime and with harsh treatment.
The negative impact of the process of mining the Alloy and other minerals to create the Steel is outweighed by its durability and recyclability, as the materials never go to waste, once produced. The process of creating the Porcelain Enamel coating on the Steel creates toxic chemicals, although in recent years new methods have been created to recycle these byproducts.
Sustainability of Porcelain Enamel Products
The Enamel coating around the Steel isn’t just for stunning aesthetics, it also plays a key role in the eco friendliness of these mugs by preventing the Steel from leaching, not just into your food, but it seals the item even if incorrectly disposed of and left in nature.
Enamel coated Steel products are designed to last many years and are often passed down through generations and that’s exactly what we hope happens with these. Steel is an extremely durable and relatively low cost material that’s infinitely recyclable, it just gets scrapped and turned into more Steel.
The longevity of these charcoal Enamel mugs, the fact that they don’t leach toxins into the environment (or your food) and the ability for them to be recycled is what makes them eco-friendly.