Sp which is truly better for you: the classic glass bottle or the indestructible plastic upgrade? Well, glass bottles are a great choice for reusable drink beverages and are naturally free of BPA, or bisphesphinol A, a common chemical used in plastic, which has a strong correlation with cancer (via Aquasauna). And while glass bottles may be healthier, they are best used as reusable, not a disposable product. Recycling glass can be costly. Instead of paying the major bucks for the glass, Snapple has been touting the benefits of its eco-friendly plastic alternative.
The company describes their new bottle as being made from 100% plastic and using 80% fewer ingredients to create, while still being able to recycle the entire package (via Snapple). Snapple estimates their new bottle uses 75% less energy to create and reduces the need for 600 million new bottles each year. By increasing their demand for recycled plastic, they provide an outlet for ocean plastic and other waste. The slimmer profile of this new bottle is also expected to reduce shipping costs, thereby reduce added CO2 in the atmosphere.
So while there may be health questions about Snapple’s new look, there seem to be some strong positives in their environmentally conscious choices. Will Khloé Kardashian and her fans stick around to enjoy the classic flavors – or will this change simply be too much? Only time will tell.