Only 8g aluminum

mindfulness with materials

This little tin bowl only weighs 8 g, but in this case it's the quantity that counts. Multiplied by the 8 billion tea lights per year, this equates to 64,000 tons of aluminium. That corresponds to the weight of around 46,000 mid-range cars (1.4 t). So we throw 46,000 cars in the trash every year - in Germany alone.

In addition, there is environmental damage from prospecting and energy-intensive production. Aluminum is too valuable to just throw away.

At ikiko ® natural materials are used. But what are natural materials? In the end, doesn't everything come from nature? For as long as humanity has existed, materials have been transformed. In modern times, however, materials are being developed and used whose transformation is incomplete or unstable. Changing a material into another state always involves a lot of energy.

Careful handling of material is very important to us. After all, there is a lot of energy in every material.

The inti candles in the glass can e.g. B. easily refilled. The high-quality, fire-resistant glass can withstand a lot, but can still break and then it is disposed of in the glass container. Of all natural materials, glass takes by far the longest to decompose. Depending on the environmental conditions, a glass bottle can last between 400 and a million years , according to the Augsburger Allgemeine . However, since glass does not float on water, it is not mistaken for food. Land animals recognize the mineral origin and do not confuse the glass fragments with food.

The ikiko ® candle stove consists of approx. 95% ceramics, some wood, but also a small part of plastic. The latter makes the ikiko ® candle oven flexible. So far we have not found a suitable plastic-free replacement for the reels, but we have paid attention to the highest quality so that the reels have just as long a life as the ceramic housing.