Which bottle do you choose – glass or plastic bottle? Here are some facts about both
First point for plastic bottles – they are lightweight. Moreover they are available in different sizes , from 0.5 litres up to 2.0 litres and more. Also the production of plastic bottles is much cheaper than producing glass bottles.
On the other hand there are many disadvantages of using and producing plastic bottles. First of all, what happens when the bottle is empty – it is thrown away. In the UK only 57% of plastic bottles are recycled, the rest is going to end on landfills. Although the completely recycling of a plastic bottle is very expensive – most of them are cleaned and shredded into PET granules. Furthermore softeners which are buried in plastic bottles to make them softer, more flexible and elastic endanger your health. Parts of plastic can change into the beverage – this causes a change of taste and composition. External influences such as heat or extreme stench also have an effect on the liquids in a plastic bottle.
The advantages of one are the disadvantages of the other.
Glass bottles are heavier and producing them is more expensive than producing plastic bottles. But glass bottles are also called a safe. Nothing goes in or out, external influences do not have an impact on taste or composition of the beverage. Bottling in glass is more hygienic than in plastic – the quality is better ensured. In sustainability, the glass bottle also convinces more than the plastic bottle. Glass bottles will be cleaned, decontaminated and refilled. As you can see there are also environmentally advantages.
Read more about the benefits of using a glass bottle here.