vineri, 14 septembrie 2018

4 Benefits to using plastic bottles or glass bottles

The use of both plastic and glass bottles have their unique and independent benefits to you and the environment in general. Although there are a few disadvantages, the benefits outweigh them and whether they are water bottles, decorative bottles or baby bottles, they all function to make life a little bit easier. Below are a few benefits:

1. Glass preserves flavors

Glass preserves flavors so, using a glass bottle guarantees you the actual flavor of the contents. One of the reasons why glass is excellent in the preservation of flavors is because its manufacture does not require the use of toxic chemicals. Contrarily, some containers and bottles especially made of plastic usually contain chemicals that seep into the contents inside, compromising the taste and smell. Also, glass is odorless and tasteless and this highly contributes to its ability to preserve flavors. Experts have established that perception plays a major role in determining taste. That is why you are likely to buy a glass bottle of water because the packaging is more appealing and it convinces you to think that it tastes better.

2. Investing in glass bottles will save you money

At a glance, buying a glass bottle may seem like wastage because it is expensive but in the long run, it saves you money. Buying a good glass bottle guarantees you less spending in the future because glass lasts for a very long time if taken care of. For instance, using a soft piece of cloth to wash your glass bottle will prevent scratching on the surface. Also, glass shifts the throw-away mentality to sustainability. You can invest in a good quality Pyrex glass bottle that is capable of withstanding even very hot liquids.

3. Glass promotes a cleaner environment and better health

Firstly, the manufacture and recycling of glass is less hazardous to the environment because it does not emit toxic gasses and substances. Secondly, glass can be recycled multiple times before being rendered useless and due to this reason, glass contributes less to landfill. Also, the fact that glass is long-lasting translates to less recycling. Thirdly, recycling glass does not compromise its quality and therefore, using recycled glass bottles guarantees good health.

4. Plastic is easily recycled

Using plastic bottles and disposing of them properly allows for recycling. Also, recycling plastic uses up 10 percent of the total energy used to manufacture new plastic while glass uses up 66 percent of the required energy for the manufacture of new glass. This means that the task of recycling plastic is easy. It is also a great way of maintaining a clean environment.

Wrap up

Using glass and plastic bottles has various advantages that are both short-term and long-term. You may want to invest in a good glass bottle to avoid spending more in the future or invest in a plastic one to promote recycling and a cleaner environment, it’s a win situation for both options. Also, practicing proper disposal habits especially for plastic bottles will go a long way to creating a healthier environment.

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6 comentarii:

  1. Love the glass ones! Those are my favorites! But actually never thought why.. now I know the reasons:)

  2. I did both - I had a few glass bottles, because like you, I felt that they preserved flavor and could be put in the dishwasher. But for travel and other people's homes i brought plastic. I def think it is good to have one or two glass bottles for home.

  3. We always use plastic (BPA) of course, never brought or try the glass ones. I just find it extremely light when I'm travel with them and easier to store. But I'm sure glass is also great too.

  4. I remember when baby bottles used to just be glass. :) I like glass best for me too. I just wish it didn't break so easily, lolol

  5. I breast feed all three of my girls. And I used glass bottles from time to time. My sister used both, glass mainly, but bottle when traveling.

  6. During the time of my daughters, I bought BPA plastic bottles I was scared of glass bottles, you know, in case they fall. As for my second, thankfully, we didn't need to use the bottles much because she would rather latch on to me.


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