Who doesn't love candles? They set the mood, make your home smell nice, and can even be used for self-care. But what most people don't realize is that the candle industry can be quite harmful to the environment. A lot of waste is produced in the making of candles, from the wax to the containers they're stored in.
As a multi-million dollar industry that has seen immense growth in recent years, the market for candles has increased. In fact, U.S. retail sales of candle products are estimated at approximately $3.14 billion annually. (Source: Mintel, 2013) And more than 1 billion pounds of wax are used in producing the candles sold each year in the U.S.
With such high sales and usage rates, it's no surprise that the candle industry produces a lot of waste. This waste comes from two sources: the production of candle containers and the production of candles themselves. Each has a significant environmental impact.
But what if there was a way to recycle or prevent this waste from being produced in the first place?
This is where Atmosvu comes in. With a focus on sustainability, they have created a process to use and recycle candles in a sustainable way.
In this article, we'll take a closer look at the candle industry's waste problem and how Atmosvu is working to solve it.
The Candle Container Industry: An Overview
According to a report by Business Wire, the Global Candle Holder Market size was estimated at USD 614.76 million in 2021, USD 697.25 million in 2022, and is projected to grow at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 13.59% to reach USD 1,320.85 million by 2027.
The study provides an in-depth analysis of the key trends, drivers, restraints, opportunities, and challenges impacting the growth of the global candleholder market. The report also offers detailed segmentation of the market based on type, material, shape (cylindrical, spherical), application (indoor, outdoor), and geography (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, South America, and the Middle East & Africa).
The materials and types of candle containers vary depending on the manufacturing process and the desired look of the final product. However, some of the most common materials used in candle containers are glass, metal, ceramic, and plastic.
The use of different materials can have a significant impact on the environment. For example, when plastic candle containers are burned, they release harmful chemicals into the air. And when metal or glass candle containers are disposed of in landfills, they take up valuable space and resources. Plus, they are not biodegradable, so they will sit in landfills for years to come.
Did you know that Research shows that only 8% of candle containers get recycled and over 35 million candle containers end up in landfills every year? Now that's a lot of waste!
The Candle industry and Waste
Containers are not the only things that candles are made of. In fact, the majority of a candle is composed of wax. And this wax can be made from a variety of materials, including paraffin, soy, beeswax, and coconut oil.
Paraffin wax is the most common type of wax used in candles. It's a petroleum-based product that is derived from crude oil. And while it's the cheapest type of wax to produce, it's also the most harmful to the environment And to YOU!
Yes, when burned, paraffin candles release harmful chemicals into the air, including toluene, benzene, and formaldehyde. These chemicals have been linked to cancer, asthma, and other respiratory problems.
Soy wax is another popular type of wax used in candles. It's made from soybeans, which are a renewable resource. And when burned, soy candles release far fewer harmful chemicals into the air than paraffin candles.
Plus, ever got frustrated with the remaining wax waste at the bottom of the candle that can't be used? I am sure we all have. Now imagine that but on an industrial scale for every candle made.
Atmosvu: Making luxury scented candles low waste and sustainable
ATMOSVU, founded by Cosondra Sjostrom, is on a mission to change the way we enjoy scented candles, making it a more sustainable and environmentally friendly process.
What makes Atmosvu different from others?
Sustainability, design, and luxury scents are at the forefront of what ATMOSVU candles offer its consumer. Their key innovative products are the Reusable Candle System and Refill Candles. The Reusable Candle System is composed of an exterior holder, a candle holder insert, and a lid.
The candle Container:
The ATMOSVU Candle Holder is made of durable, reusable material. This means that it can be used over and over again! The minimalist design is also perfect for any home décor. The exterior holder helps with the airflow and lowers the heat transfer emitted from the candle flame. The entire design is also made to be easily disassembled for thorough cleaning.
Candle tunneling is when the wick of a candle burns down the middle of the wax, leaving a lot of unused wax around the edges. This often happens with paraffin candles because they have a higher melt point than soy or beeswax. However, it can happen with any type of candle if it's not burned properly.
The ATMOSVU Insert is designed to prevent candle tunneling, making it possible to burn the candle all the way down. The safety circles at the bottom of the insert also prevent the wick from reaching the holder, so there is no risk of heat damage. This means that you will use every last drop of wax and get the most out of your candle! Not to mention, this helps reduce waste.
Amazing smell. clean burn. Naturally colored. Cruelty-free. And made with quality vegan ingredients. All ATMOSVU candles are made of soy wax and essential oils. They use a lead-free cotton wick which gives a clean burn. ATMOSVU candles also come in natural fragrances like lavender, Pine Spice, and lemongrass.
Consciousness. Innovation. Sustainability: the way of the future
Being eco-conscious doesn't mean you have to sacrifice quality or luxury. It's about becoming more aware of the things you buy and use and making small changes that can have a big impact. Understanding the needs of the planet and making an effort to be sustainable is something we should all strive for. Especially that sustainable future requires us to think about the long-term and ATMOSVU is definitely helping to lead the way!
If you're looking for a quality, eco-friendly, and sustainable candle option, look no further than ATMOSVU. Their innovative products and commitment to sustainability make them the perfect choice for those who want to enjoy candles without harming the environment.
Sustainably made candles that smell amazing? Yes, please!