Steel Blade, Walnut Handle Machete
& Polyester Sheath Product Eco Rating
This Japanese Nata Tool has a Steel blade, Walnut handle, Copper accents and Polyester and Leather sheath. This product is completely recyclable.
Other than the Polyester sheath, once this product is produced, it has little harm on the environment, although the manufacturing process can be quite heavy, depending if new or recycled materials are used.
Stainless Steel is extremely durable and infinitely, 100% recyclable. 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.
Walnut is a renewable material, although the trees are slow growing. It’s a very strong type of wood and of course, biodegradable if left long enough and not crafted into a new item.
Polyester is a synthetic, petroleum-based material that takes hundreds of years to break down and while doing so, it causes micro-plastic pollution, however it is recyclable. The manufacturing process for Polyester is very harmful for the environment, although it is possible to produce some Polyester products from from recycled plastic, which reduces the resources required, especially in regards to the chemicals.