Drinks from milk to sodas to waters will come in a container of some sort. These containers can be aluminum cans, plastic bottles, cartons, bags, or glass bottles. Eliya King Coconut Water comes in glass bottles, which in comparison to other materials has many benefits. Here are some facts about glass bottles and why Eliya uses glass for their drinks.

Glass is easier to wash and reuse.

Glass bottles can be reused in a variety ways after the drink is finished. For example, a bottle can be used as a vase for fake flowers. Eliya King Coconut Water bottles, in particular, are tall and slender enough to house floral arrangements. Another option is to store away oil that has been used for cooking and pour it into a glass bottle with a cap for future use. Glass bottles can also store tall items such as skinny makeup brushes or paint brushes. For the lover of organization, glass bottles when washed and cleaned can serve a new life as storage containers throughout the home.

Glass won’t release chemicals into drinks.

A common piece of advice given within the parenting community is to avoid plastic baby bottles because of their chemicals. While many merchants these days do sell BPA-free plastic containers, the fact remains that plastic leaches chemicals into the drinks the longer the liquid stays inside. For example, antimony, a white metallic element, increases in concentration the longer the water sits in a plastic bottle. Glass bottles, meanwhile, keep the drinks intact and preserve the flavor.

Glass, when recycled, saves money and increases profits.

Glass is 100% recyclable. In fact, recycled glass uses 40% less energy than manufacturing new glass. In addition, according to the Container Recycling Institute, recycling 1,000 tons of glass creates slightly over 8 jobs. Consumers in many U.S. states also can get a deposit if they bring their glass bottles to a recycling facility. In New York and Connecticut, the deposit is 5 cents per bottle; in Michigan, the deposit is 10 cents per bottle.

Glass bottles last longer.

According to the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services, it takes 1 million years for a glass bottle to decompose in the environment. Plastic, meanwhile, only lasts 1,000 years. When one considers that glass has non-toxic properties, it makes more sense to have drinks be stored away in glass bottles. They’ll stay fresher for longer, and can be saved for the perfect occasions.