Modgy™ is committed to reducing our impact on the environment. We use recycled products where possible in our business processes and use technology to lower our energy usage. We have a low-waste shipping policy by reusing all possible incoming shipment materials, strive for using as little paper as possible (including intra-office written communications distributed only via email), and have an office recycling program for paper, glass, plastic and e-waste (old computers etc.). We even have an on-site staff organic garden. Following are green facts regarding each of our product lines:
myvaz™ is an environmentally preferred product compared to a traditional glass vase due to a far lower full lifecycle impact on the environment and human health (in terms of energy and natural resource usage, as well as carbon emissions).
The myvaz™ material (thin layers of PET, PA and LDPE ) takes much less energy to produce than glass. Common glass has a melting point temperature of 2700 degrees (F), and a working point temperature of 2000 degrees (F). Polyethylene has a melting point of 220-260 degrees (F) and LDPE has a melting point of 400 ~ 500 degrees (F).
Transportation, Storage, Reuse and Recyclability:
Since the myvaz™ is stored completely flat, approximately 50-200 myvaz™ (depending on model) occupy the same space as just one similar-sized glass vase in transit, thus the myvaz ™ uses a fraction of fuel oils in transport and distribution. myvaz ™ also requires much less room to store at retail, at home or in the office. The myvaz ™ is manufactured with high quality materials which are not breakable like glass, and the myvaz ™ is designed to be reused over and over. The myvaz ™ is also recyclable, should you decide at some point to dispose of it.
The H2fidoO™ Portable Pooch Hydration System bottle is manufactured from BPA free PET, PA and LDPE while the bowl is made of BPA free PET and PE. As the H2FidO™ system ships completely flat, they use much less energy to transport than a traditional pet bowl or water bottle. One traditional water bottle and two bowls occupy the same amount of shipping space as approximately 50 ~ 100 H2fidO™ systems depending on the traditional water bottle and bowl sizes, stackability, etc.
While the H2fidO™ system is intended for reuse, it is also recyclable should you choose to dispose of it.
Additionally, by using the a reusable water bottle, such as the one in our H2fidO system,as opposed to a disposable plastic water bottle, you are helping to cut down on plastic bottle waste. According to backtotap.com;
•Roughly 50 billion plastic water bottles end up in U.S. landfills each year — 140 million every day! That’s enough, laid end to end, to reach China and back each day.
•In a year Americans drink an average 215 bottles of water each for a total of 66 billion bottles. Of that total, only 22% was recycled.
•We are shipping 1 billion water bottles a week around the U.S. in ships, trains, and trucks.
•We are paying 2 to 4 times the cost of gasoline for a product that is virtually free.
*Lumizu™ (coming soon!)
The Lumizu™ shares the same green characterizes of the myvaz™