Glass Versus Aluminum

Glass Versus Aluminum

At motherlove, we care about mother nature, and that’s why we’re shifting from glass bottles to aluminum cans. It’s the same great kombucha and Kelowna water kefir, but in a more sustainable package.


♻️  Recycle better. Aluminum is infinitely recyclable and nearly 75% of the aluminum ever produced is still in use today. It’s one of the only materials that pays for the cost of its own collection.
🏔️  Adventure more. Because aluminum is lighter weight and easier to transport, you can bring your favourite beverages on even more amazing adventures (and return to a place where you can recycle them responsibly).
🌱  Last longer. Cans block out light and oxygen giving you a higher-quality drink from the time we bottle it to the time you enjoy it.


How are cans better than glass?
Glass has its strong points, but not when it comes to single-use containers. It’s heavy, breakable and requires more energy, gas and packaging materials to transport. Using a glass container once and then recycling it isn’t the most sustainable choice because the environmental impact it takes to produce and recycle glass is much higher than aluminum. When glass is used for refillable containers like growlers, it makes a lot more sense so we still encourage you to bring your growlers and bottles to the brewery for refills or repurpose them in another way.

Aluminum, on the other hand, is 100 percent recyclable and requires less energy to process than glass. Being infinitely recyclable with very little loss in quality means that every can you recycle reduces your environmental impact. Add that to being light weight, easy to transport, and less breakable and we have a superior single-use container choice.

Will aluminum affect product quality?
No. In fact, it makes it better. Cans provide protection from light and oxygen so you have better product protection. Our bottles are clear (so you can see the beautiful colours), but transparent packaging allows light in which can affect product quality.
We chose to use cans with a BPA-free liner that keeps the product from touching the aluminum.

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