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glass or plastic bottles for drinks? I like to buy tea. I always recycle both, but which is better for the environment? I am guessing glass, but I don't know why.
 

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Glass can be recycled more efficiently. (as far as I know) I also don't think there as many pollutants involved in it's manufacture.<br><br>
Also, you can refill the glass bottles yourself with out worrying about the plastic beginning to break down and leach chemicals. Therefore saving yourself LOTS of money. Brew your own tea and fill your glass bottles.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/yeahthat.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="yeah that">: Glass is better for all of the reasons frogguruami said.
 

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I agee, glass is the easiest to recycle and reuse. And it is much healthier for you to drink out of glass vs. plastic.
 

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Great, thanks! Thats what I was thinking, less chemicals. But I wasn't sure because it seems like people recycle more plastic water bottles than anything glass. Plus, like you said, I can put my own tea in my glass tea bottles. BTW, I love this place...I only know a few NFL women IRL.
 

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Plastic DOES have the benefit of being much lighter, which means that transportation costs are significantly cheaper. But the truly environmental choice would be to stop buying anything in single-serving sizes....
 

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True. Plastic is also less breakable, etc. There are definitely times when it might be a better choice. When my dd goes on field trips at school she takes a single serving plastic bottle. Glass is not allowed and I've never seen child-sized glass bottles. She takes a SIGG bottle to school with her snack but I'm not about to risk that getting lost on a field trip.
 
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