There is an age-old battle between glass and plastic. And while there are pros and cons for both sides, glass is almost certainly the better of the two. How so? Well, here are four good reasons.
Plastics fill up landfills at a phenomenal rate. Glass, due to the fact that it is reusable, is a far less harmful culprit. Glass is also a great material to recycle, and the process uses less energy and releases less toxins than plastic recycling. If you’re looking to go green, go glass.
Producing a PET plastic bottle may generate as much as 100 times the toxic emissions than producing the same sized bottle out of glass. These toxins then go into the air and into water, polluting everything that it comes into contact with. For this reason alone glass should be considered for all applications hen possible.
Glass is Class
That’s right, glass is beautiful. Glass is easy on the eye, and certainly a lot more classy than plastic. Imagine hosting a dinner party and pouring that fancy bottle of red wine into plastic cups for your guests? The notion is almost incomprehensible. Quite simply put, glass = class.
Though glass products are often more expensive than their plastic counterparts, they will last longer. This means that by the time you have gone through 85 plastic containers, you could very well still have your original glass containers. Over time this amounts to huge savings. Think in the long-run when choosing between plastic and glass!
Shades of Ngwenya
Shades of Ngwenya is based at Ngwenya Glass Village in Muldersdrift. We are trophy manufacturers specializing in custom made trophies, awards and corporate gifts, as well as a large range of standard trophies. We manufacture from recycled glass, plate glass, crystal glass, resin, wood, aluminium, brass and stainless steel in the West Rand. Bring us your design and we will create it for you, or we can create a custom trophy or award design for you through our in-house graphic design department.