First and foremost, plastic is made from petroleum and petroleum derivatives. Every time plastic gets manufactured, new resources are used, and, as a byproduct, toxic waste is released, polluting the air and waterways. Sure, plastic can be recycled, but each time plastic is “downcycled,” plastic loses its integrity and quality, becoming something else that eventually won’t be able to be recycled or reused.
Glass is 100% recyclable and can be recycled endlessly without loss in quality or integrity. Most glass out there is in fact at least 25% recycled glass, some as much as 100%. Over a ton of natural resources are saved for every ton of glass recycled. One ton of carbon dioxide is reduced for every six tons of recycled container glass used in the manufacturing process.
Some superfoods have specific requirements regarding photosensitivity, temperature, and humidity requirements. Considering high integrity packaging is essential to maintaining nutrients. For example, some foods should not get direct sunlight. That is why amber glass, which is UV resistant, is a great option for long-term storage of supplements. Amber glass is also able to withstand heat much more than plastic.
And let’s not forget glass which, unlike plastic, does not contain any harmful chemicals such as BPA, phthalates, PVC, or polycarbonate. So, nothing can leach into what you’re consuming from a glass bottle. Packaging in glass assures that your products are just that: pure, quality superfoods and herbal extracts!