Why You Should Use Glass Bottles Instead of Plastic

Blue Glass Bottle with Glass Child Resistant Dropper

When packaging liquid or food products, glass bottles are always better than plastic ones. They offer additional health, flavor, and environmental benefits over their plastic counterparts. Learn more about the unique advantages of glass bottles below.


Though plastic is recyclable, most plastic bottles still end up in landfills. Plastic is not biodegradable, meaning it will stay on earth for thousands of years. Plus, when plastic does break down, it releases harmful toxins that can enter our drinking water and farmlands. Glass bottles are made from natural resources and require less energy to be produced. When glass ends up in landfills, it breaks down faster and takes up less space. Additionally, recycling glass also requires less energy than plastic. Up to 87 percent of glass can be reclaimed, and no toxins are released during the recycling process. Glass is an overall better choice for the environment.


Glass does not wear down as quickly as plastic does. Containers made of glass retain their quality use after use whereas plastic must be disposed of after a couple uses. No matter if you are using mason jars or clear Boston round glass bottles, you can be sure that your containers will not break down for a long time to come.

Preserve Flavors

Whether you are storing beverages, food, e-liquids, essential oils, or anything else, you can be sure the scent and flavors remain intact while in a glass bottle. Glass is tasteless and odorless, meaning it is neutral to the two primary senses that we use when eating. On the other hand, plastic emits a minor chemical taste that can transfer to whatever’s in the container.


Glass is cleaner and safer to use than plastics. Glass in non-porous, meaning it does not absorb dyes, germs, or bacteria. Making it safer to use time and again. Plus, it can be safely washed in a dishwasher, too. Plastic does not have nearly as many safety benefits as glass containers do.

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