A bottle is usually a small, solid-colored bottle made of some nonporous material from different shapes and sizes that can hold and transport liquid from the bottle to its intended storage location. It is typically made of glass or plastic, but more durable materials are used for more specialized uses. These include caps, tops, bases, stoppers, and closures. A bottle is sealed at the neck with an inner stopper, external bottle cap, an inner bottle seal, a cap, or a sealing cover; these methods of closure are called seal types.
Plastic bottles are made of a hard material called polyethylene terephthalate (PET) or polypropylene terephthalate ( PETE). The outer surface is usually smooth with a soft, plastic texture. Water bottles can be single-use and re-closeable or multi-use and reusable. Multi-use containers have an empty space inside and a larger area outside the bottle, whereas single-use plastic bottles are small and used once only. A common plastic bottle material is polyurethane which is made from an industrial polymer and hardener. Other materials used in making water bottles include glass, ceramic, carbon fiber, nylon, polycarbonate, and polysulfone.
Glass bottles are made from a glass material known as glass fiber or glass. Glass bottles allow light into the liquids, which gives color to the drinks. There are two basic styles of glass bottle: eye-catching one-toned colored glass or clear, imprinted and colored glass. While the clear style is used mainly for soda drinks, the colored style is used for wine and beer, as well as juice and energy drinks.
Ceramic bottles are made from a special plastic material called Pyroceram, which has many cool properties that make it ideal for different drinks. This plastic bottle material comes in a variety of shapes and is known for its resistance to heat and flame. Some popular ceramic bottles are baby bottles, beach balls, and drinking vessels. A plastic container with a smooth and shiny surface is popularly used to display the brands logo. As plastic containers have no impurities, they do not require any storage maintenance; however, if you wish to store the bottle, you may have to remove the air lock once a year to avoid the build up of condensation.
Plastic has been very convenient since the time when it was first introduced to the market. It replaced the traditional bottle material which is inconvenient to use and sometimes dangerous to handle. Today, there are all kinds of plastic bottles available such as water bottles, juice bottles, and plastic fruit and vegetables containers. The popular reusable water bottle manufacturer is the Reusable Products Corporation.
To make sure that we can reduce the amount of plastic bottles being thrown away every year, various beverage companies are organizing a “cap-and-charge” program. During this program, each individual bottle of beverage is charged a fee, irrespective of its size. If every person used an original bottle, the amount of plastic waste could be reduced by quite a large amount. A lot of plastic bottles are being recycled worldwide nowadays. However, a bottle that is not recycled can cause severe damage to the environment if it is not properly disposed of.