Our uber health-conscious customers avoid using plastic of any kind, so we carry the highest quality Italian & American-made lead-free glass available on the market. Many glass products on the market are manufactured from countries, which utilize lead in their glass material, so we highly encourage our customers to stay informed about the quality of their glass products.
The following are some popular reasons our lead-free glass bottles are preferred over plastic:
- They don’t tend to hold any odors because glass is non-porous and too hard for substances to penetrate
- They are easier to clean & sanitize because the hardness of glass resists staining and leaching
- The glass doesn’t break down over time like plastic does
- There’s no question of “food contact safe” – glass is always safe for food or liquid storage
- Glass is an environmentally better option than plastic – they’ll last a lifetime if you don’t drop it and it’s made from a natural and recyclable source (sand)
- Glass does not scratch easily, so there’s no worries about bacteria ruining a batch of brew or your water (scratches in plastic may harbor bacteria)
- Glass never gets cloudy, so if you are a brewer, you can clearly monitor your fermentation & and aging
- You can use a brush to clean glass but not plastic, due to risk of scratching and harboring bacteria
Better for You
- Glass, unlike some plastic bottles, does not contain any harmful chemicals such as BPA, so nothing can leach into your water from a glass bottle.
- Plastics made from polycarbonate resin can leach bisphenol-A (BPA), a strong endocrine disrupter, into its contents. Studies suggest that BPA may negatively affect reproductive organs, such as the breasts and prostate, as well as causing potential heart problems, and autism, however, the FDA states that when stored away from heat or sunlight, they are safe to use.
- You can save money and Earth’s resources by utilizing an eco-friendly, reusable, recyclable glass water bottle.
- Glass is taste-neutral, so no plastic or metallic taste will affect your beverage.
- Roughly 2.7 million tons of plastic are used each year worldwide for disposable drinking bottles. Less than 1% of all plastic is recycled, meaning 99% of plastics are incinerated or end up in a landfill.
- Americans buy an estimated 2.9 billion plastic water bottles every year, and nearly 8 out of every 10 bottles will end up in a landfill. Once there, it takes between 450-1,000 years for plastic bottles to break down, which end up contaminating our valuable soil & oceans.
- It is estimated that the production of plastics accounts for 4% of the energy consumption in the United States. Disposable single-use plastic is bad for our Earth, and uses up valuable resources!
- Glass is the only packaging material generally regarded as safe by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration. Glass is made from all-natural, sustainable raw materials, is 100% recyclable, and can be recycled endlessly with no loss in quality or purity.