It's hard to imagine a world without plastic. We use it (and throw it away) every day, which has become a major problem for our environment. One of the biggest culprits is single-use plastics, such as disposable lighters, since millions of them get thrown into landfills every year.
Plastic waste is detrimental to the environment, so making small changes to avoid single-use plastics is a great way to do your part and protect our planet.
A great way to combat plastic waste is to do away with single-use plastic items. Thankfully, single-use plastic bans are becoming popular, but what choices do we have when it comes to lighters?
Disposable Plastic Lighters (Bic lighters)
Disposable lighters are an example of single-use plastic products. They litter our once-beautiful beaches, pile up in landfills, and have even been found in the stomach of dead animals. The most important thing you can do when choosing a lighter is not to buy disposable lighters. Let's take a look at some alternatives.
Rechargeable lighters run on electricity and are powered by lithium-ion batteries. There are a few different types, including electric coil lighters and plasma arc lighters.
While these lighters offer high wind resistance, they can be impractical at times, and you may not always have access to electricity to recharge your lighter. Rechargeable lighters are a great eco-friendly option if you plan to use your lighter sparingly.
Refillable Gas Lighters
Refillable gas lighters make great reusable lighters. Like disposable lighters, these lighters use lighter fluid but can be refueled when the gas has depleted.
There are two main types of refillable lighters. Refillable flint lighters and refillable electronic lighters. For a flint lighter to be reusable, it needs to have a replaceable flint. This makes it 100% reusable.
Refillable electronic lighters are eco-friendly because they don't require a flint change and can last up to 10 years. If you're looking for a reliable lighter that won't run out of battery power, a refillable gas lighter is your best bet.
Your Guide To The Best Eco-Friendly Lighters
Reusability is at the core of the Clipper design philosophy. Our lighters are reusable and made from 34% recycled materials. We use high-quality materials designed to withstand the rigors of use. Better still, 60% of the energy consumed during production comes from renewable sources.
What makes Clipper Lighters 100% Reusable?
You can refill your Clipper in a matter of seconds. When the flint wears out, it's easily replaced, and you can even replace the flint wheel. Your trusty clipper lighter will keep going as long as you want.
We use Nylon polyamide 66 for the body of our plastic lighters. It's one of the strongest plastic materials available. It withstands extreme temperatures, abrasion, and most chemicals. Clipper's reusable lighters' durability means there is no reason any lighter should end up in a landfill.
How to Reuse a Clipper Lighter
Refilling your Clipper
Refilling your Clipper is easy. Simply turn your Clipper upside down and locate the valve at the bottom of the Clipper. Insert the nozzle of your Clipper gas canister into the valve. Press and hold for about 5 seconds, and you're done.
Replacing the Flint
Pull-up on the flint wheel and the dynamic flint housing will be released. Unscrew the plastic cap at the bottom of the housing and slide in your new Clipper flint. Replace the cap and slide the flint housing back into your Clipper Lighter, and you're good to go.
Replacing the Flint Wheel
If you need to replace the flint wheel and housing, simply pull up on the flint wheel to remove the housing and replace it with a new one.
The rising tide of plastic waste is one of the largest environmental concerns. Every year, millions of disposable plastic lighters are dumped. After being used just one they end up in landfills, where they eventually make their way to our oceans.
Making moves toward reusability in our regular habits can make a big difference. This is why Clipper is dedicated to crafting lighters that are 100% reusable. Just refill the gas, replace the flint, and you’ll have a dependable lighter for life.