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Which is Greener? 10 common object comparison to challenge your green mind

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Question #1: Which is Greener? Plastic or Glass containers

Answer: Glass containers

Choose glass made containers for bottled drinks or food containers. Because glass can be recycled indefinitely. While plastic gets downcycled, it can only be recycled about 2 to 3 times before lossing its strength. This means less and less of it can actually be reused every time, and it also results to poorer and poorer quality plastic.

Further more, glass is free of the phthalates and bisphenol-A (BPA) that can leach from plastic. Acidic substances like colas, tomatoes, citrus, and mostly fatty foods, trigger leaching of these plastic chemicals, and it the process absorbing the chemicals. Same with heating any food in plastic.