Saving the planet one bottle at a time

Why Aluminium, not Plastic!


Yes, plastic is everywhere and this is because it is flexible, durable, but more importantly, it is very cheap. This “superpower” material, however, has some serious impact on the environment that cannot be neglected! Many plastics in use today cannot be recycled at all as they’re difficult to get rid of since they don’t degrade or decompose and when they are recycled, they lose their quality and continue to drop in quality until it can no longer be recycled.

10 Shocking facts about plastic

  • More than 5 trillion pieces of plastic are already floating in our oceans.
  • Worldwide, 73 percent of beach litter is plastic: filters from cigarette butts, bottles, bottle caps, food wrappers, grocery bags, and polystyrene containers.
  • World plastic production has increased exponentially from 2.1 million tonnes in 1950 to 147 million in 1993 to 406 million by 2015.
  • By 2050, virtually every seabird species on the planet will be eating plastic.
  • As of 2015, more than 6.3 billion tonnes of plastic waste had been generated. Around 9 percent of that was recycled, 12 percent was incinerated, and 79 percent accumulated in landfills or environment.
  • Around the world, nearly a million plastic beverage bottles are sold every minute.
  • Estimates for how long plastic endures range from 450 years to forever.
  • The largest market for plastics today is packaging materials. That rubbish now accounts for nearly half of all plastic waste generated globally—most of it never gets recycled or incinerated.
  • Some 700 species of marine animals have been reported so far to have eaten or become entangled in plastic.
  • More than 40 percent of plastic is used just once, then tossed.


Aluminium is much more durable than plastic, it can withstand longer-term use and makes it perfect to be reused or repurposed. In fact, about 75% of aluminium ever made is still in use today,  much of them had seen multiple recycle cycles.  Out of all packages that are being produced today, aluminium package has the highest recycle rate. Furthermore, unlike plastic which has a limited recycling cycle, aluminium can be recycled forever-infinitely recyclable (meaning it does not lose it's quality when recycled unlike plastic).  Recycling of aluminium also consume far less energy – down to 5% of the energy consumption required for producing aluminium from ground up.
When looking from the environmental impact lens, plastic is much more hazardous than aluminium. Aluminium is a great metal that is light and malleable but also very strong. Because of these properties, aluminium can be used to make a variety of things, from planes and cars to skyscrapers to food packaging. 
Aluminium offers high strength and a low density. This combination result in a bottle that is only one-fifth of weight of a comparable glass bottle. A portable aluminium bottle will not only improve user experience, but lower transportation cost and reduce carbon footprint as well.
Therefore, making aluminium is a much more sustainable alternative to plastic.