1. Glass bottled kombucha is like going out in the sun without any sunscreen
Cans are better at preserving kombucha fermented brew, plain and simple. While it’s great for us as humans to get moderate amounts of that delicious vitamin D from sunshine, the same cannot be said for kombucha. In fact, research shows that visible light can actually harm kombucha because it can cause different yeasts to stop growing or fermenting. Which is why cans reign supreme when it comes to kombucha packaging. Where glass bottles act like a window between visible light and kombucha, aluminum cans are like black-out curtains.
So, let your booch get some much needed protection from the sun and opt for canned kombucha the next time you want to treat yourself.
2. The aluminum can wins the gold medal for sustainability
It may feel like you’re being eco-conscious when reaching for that glass bottle of kombucha, but there are some pretty surprising facts about aluminum cans that actually make it the front runner when it comes to sustainability.
Here are some interesting environmental facts for you to noodle on:
- Cans are 100% recyclable. There is no limit to how many times they can be recycled, so aluminum cans can be recycled indefinitely! (Source)
- Recycling aluminum takes 95% less energy than making aluminum from raw materials as opposed to recycling glass which saves only 30% of the energy required when producing glass from raw materials. (Source)
- 1 ton of recycled aluminum saves 10 cubic yards of landfill space where recycling 1 ton of glass saves only 2 cubic yards of landfill space. (Source)
- It takes as little as 60 days to recycle a used can and get it back onto a grocery store shelf as a brand new can. (Source)
- Each ton of aluminum recycled saves more than 15 tons of fresh or sea water use, so if nothing else – do it for the turtles. (Source)
- Habitually, aluminum cans are 70% more likely to be recycled than glass.
3. Take your can on an adventure to the places your glass can’t go
Cans will go wherever glass can’t, like pool-side and to the beach. Another cool thing we love about cans is that we’re not worried that they’re going to shatter in our backpack as we hike a couple of miles to the perfect picnic spot. No one wants that.