Is the Subpod material recycled waste plastic or new virgin plastic? Have you worked out the carbon footprint to manufacture and transport each Subpod?

Is the Subpod material recycled waste plastic or new virgin plastic? Have you worked out the carbon footprint to manufacture and transport each Subpod?

Initially, we are using mostly new virgin plastic and gradually adding increasing amounts of recycled plastic while testing to ensure performance is not degraded. We require Subpods to have a minimum of 10-15 year use time, so will determine how much-recycled plastic can be added without shortening lifespan.
 
Exact carbon footprint values will vary for each Subpod. The footprint will differ for the shipping portion depending on the distance from the factory and if it is air freighted or shipped by sea. Also, the carbon footprint of each batch of plastic used for Subpod manufacturer can vary. We are filling shipping containers with Subpods without using pallets where possible to diminish the footprint per Subpod.
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At the end of the lifecycle of the Subpod can be recycled, which is important to us too.  You can read more about our circular economy and vision here: https://subpod.com/pages/vision





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