Why Glass is Better

Why are glass water bottles better than metal water bottles?

When we started bkr and told people we were making our reusable water bottle out of glass - they thought we were crazy. It’ll break, it’s heavy…the doubts went on and on. Yet once people actually tried a bkr they were hooked - they would tell us how much better their water tasted and how much easier it was to clean. We like to joke with people and say “well, there’s a reason we don’t drink our wines from plastic and metal - everything tastes better out of glass.” While this is very true there are many more reasons that glass is just better.

Committing to giving up single use plastic is great and whether you’re drinking from a mason jar, a reusable plastic bottle or a metal water bottle we are truly happy that you are reducing waste. That said, while metal water bottles have some benefits, glass water bottles are still the better choice for a number of reasons.

First, glass water bottles are better for your health. Unlike metal bottles, glass bottles do not contain any chemicals that can leach into your water. This is particularly important when it comes to hot beverages such as tea or coffee, as heat can cause chemicals from metal to leach into your drink. Additionally, glass is a non-porous material, which means that it won't absorb any odors or flavors from your drink. This makes glass water bottles the perfect choice if you’d like to have tea or juice in the morning and water in the afternoon or if you like to add supplements to your water.

Glass water bottles are also better for the environment. Unlike plastic bottles, which can take hundreds of years to decompose in a landfill, glass is a recyclable material that can be reused over and over again. Glass is also made from natural materials such as sand, soda ash, and limestone, which means that it is a renewable resource. By choosing glass water bottles over plastic or metal, you are reducing your carbon footprint and helping to protect the planet.

Another benefit of glass water bottles is that they are easy to clean. Glass is a non-porous material, which means that it doesn't absorb any bacteria or odors. This makes it easy to clean with just soap and water. Additionally, glass water bottles are dishwasher safe, which makes cleaning even easier. Metal water bottles, on the other hand, can be difficult to clean, as they often are not dishwasher safe. It’s also hard to see what’s going inside a metal bottle but with glass it’s clear (haha pun intended). Metal bottles can also develop a metallic taste over time, which can be difficult to remove.

Glass water bottles are also more durable than metal water bottles. While metal water bottles are often marketed as being "indestructible," they dent and scratch over time. Glass water bottles, on the other hand, are made from thick, durable glass that can withstand drops and knocks without breaking. While they can break if dropped from a significant height, glass water bottles are generally more durable than metal bottles.

Finally, our glass water bottles are the cutest. They look as good day 1 as years later. The chic protective sleeves can be switched up and you can add a hydrating balm or perfect straw to make them even more indispensable.

While metal water bottles have some benefits, glass water bottles are still the better choice. Glass water bottles are better for your health, better for the environment, easier to clean, more durable, and more aesthetically pleasing than metal water bottles. By choosing glass water bottles over plastic or metal, you are making a positive impact on your health and the health of the planet. So the only real question is which bkr glass water bottle will you choose?! 

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