As far back as I can remember wine and spirits have always come in a glass bottle the main reason being that a glass container will not affect the purity or taste of the liquid unlike a plastic bottle.Today, people are now shifting from the use of plastic bottles to glass bottles when it comes to water packaging too. So why should you consider switching?
Easy to Clean – The cleanliness of a water bottle is essential and important for your wellbeing, especially when you use it every day and several times a day. Unlike plastic bottles, glass bottles are easy to clean in the dishwasher, meaning that the high temperatures of a dishwasher will kill far more germs than your warm tap water. You can also easily see whether they are clean or not. Glass bottles are also safe to use compared to plastics. Back in 1999, the FDA warned about bisphenol A, or BPA, a chemical that is usually used in plastics.
100% Recyclable – Not only are glass bottles and jars usually 100% recyclable but they can be recycled several times without affecting the quality. In fact in 2011, the US recycled more than 3 million tons of glass. This ultimately helped to reduce the dependence on raw materials used in making new glass. For every ton of recycled glass, over a ton of natural resources are saved. Recycling glass containers also produces less carbon dioxide than most materials. Additionally, fiberglass and container industries get their materials at reasonable costs due to recycled glass.
No Affect on the Soil – Unlike some materials that are degradable, glass won’t degrade and can stay in the soil in its original state for a very long time. In fact it is estimated that glass can take more than one million years to decompose.This means it won’t affect the composition and properties of the soil in any way.
Reduction of Energy – The use of recycled glass over new glass is beneficial to the environment when it comes to saving energy. Recycling one glass helps to conserve enough energy to power a 100-watt bulb for about four hours.
Obviously glass is breakable and usually heavier than plastic and metal bottles. But if you keep it safe, a glass water bottle will last for a long time and is far more environmentally friendly than it’s plastic counterpart. So support the worldwide environmental efforts and make the switch today.