Because cans are environmentally friendly!
Many Kombucha brands advertise the light and uncomplicated packaging in the form of a can. We find a real kombucha lover drinks the tea from the glass bottle. This is not only emotional, but also healthier for you and your environment in many ways. We have summarized for you why we believe that Kombucha belongs in the glass bottle and not in the aluminum can.
1. I want to see living kombucha, not just taste it
In most cases, the fermented tea drink is not only drunk because it is super refreshing and delicious. It contributes to a healthier life and above all supports the intestines in the form of the many living cultures and nutrients.
The can completely disguises the tea drink and its living cultures. If you don't have a glass at hand, you can drink the kombucha from the can without any idea about the color or the current condition of the drink. If proper cooling was neglected, it may have continued fermenting and small mini cultures have formed. In an opaque can, this can lead to an unpleasant surprise in the form of a slippery culture in the mouth. You would have discovered this long ago in the glass bottle.
Kombucha should be protected from UV rays and is therefore often bottled in brown glass bottles. Since we store our bottles in opaque boxes and it is then cooled directly at our dealers, our bottles are adequately protected.
Of course, we reject kombucha in plastic bottles, because the various organic acids that are formed by the tea fungus can react not only with metal but also with plastic and contaminate the kombucha.
2. Aluminum cans are coated on the inside with plastic in most cases this contains BPAA
Cans should be protected from corrosion so that no metals can loosen and get into the liquid in the can. This could change the taste and color of the drink. For this reason, the surface of a can is covered with an epoxy plastic in the form of a thin film. This substance almost always contains bisphenol-A (BPA).
Various independent scientists and environmental organizations have long warned of the harmful effects of BPA on the human body and its hormones. Scientists also question a safe dose of the chemical, as is often argued.
It makes you think that even with a low concentration of BPA and regular consumption of kombucha from a can, the concentration of the chemical can add up in a practically uncontrolled manner.
A high acid content, like that in kombucha, intensifies the penetration of BPA. According to the consumer advice center, the European Food Safety Authority announced a provisional new limit value for bisphenol A intake at the beginning of January 2015. The safe daily intake was reduced from 50 micrograms per kilogram of body weight to 4 micrograms per kilogram of body weight..”
3. How stressful is a can for the environment??
After a long break, the can has slowly found its way back onto supermarket shelves and cafés. The image seems to have been polished up properly. Various retailers use slogans such as that of the Association of Can Manufacturers to advertise that a can has a recycling rate of 99 percent and that it is light in weight compared to a glass bottle of CO“CO² saves on transport. If you take a closer look at the processes, it quickly becomes clear that the recycled cans do not always turn into new cans..
Only 50 to 70 percent of the recycled material is used for new cans, but not without the necessary 30 to 50 percent new aluminum that is added.Conversely, this means the fewer cans are produced, the less new aluminum is required.
In addition, there is the high energy consumption that is required for the production of aluminum cans. In addition, the can has a comparatively high recycling effort in the form of a multi-stage process.
What prevents us from filling in cans in particular is the fact that primeval forests and rainforests are cleared for the mining of bauxite, the basic material for aluminum, in various countries such as Brazil or Indonesia. We cannot agree with our organic product. The glass bottle is still one of the heaviest in comparison to others during transport and has an increased CO there² Balance, but now the proportion of broken glass in glass bottles is up to 83 percent and, according to the latest technology, only around 150 ml of water per bottle are used for cleaning.
Thank you for reading!