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Why We Can Our Kombucha

By Julie Fish, Sustainability Coordinator

Sustainability

One of the major reasons we chose to package our kombucha with aluminum cans is because cans have the highest consumer recycling rate. In addition, aluminum can production is a closed loop system, meaning they are are infinitely recyclable so cans are recycled back into cans rather than down-cycled into a product that is of lesser value, which is the case when glass and plastic are recycled. In fact, aluminum cans are produced with three times the amount of recycled material than that of glass or plastic products. Due to aluminum’s light weight, more cans can be transported per freight load than plastic or glass, which allows for increased efficiency for our supply chain and the environment. Because aluminum cans are an American innovation, the revenue generated from the industry stays in the country, making cans the most economically viable packaging option.

Quality

Producing the highest quality kombucha is at the core of why we are in business. Our cans have a BPA-free lining, which means the kombucha never comes into contact with metal, therefore the healthy bacteria and acids do not diminish or erode. Cans cannot be infiltrated by light, which allows us to control the fermentation of our kombucha after it is packaged. Our kombucha contains high quantities of the active bacteria, Lactobacillus, and because cans cannot be infiltrated by light, we can control the fermentation and ABV of our kombucha better with the can packaging.

Active Lifestyles

We believe kombucha is the perfect pairing for all adventures. Cans are the best option because they are easy to pack and pack out when finished, plus they will never break like glass which can cause harm to yourself or the environment.

                                                                          Courtesy of Gary Bird Photography

                                                                         Courtesy of Gary Bird Photography

Earth Day 2018: Surfrider Locust Beach Cleanup

By Julie Fish, Sustainability Coordinator

  Photo Courtesy of Ashlon Durham

Photo Courtesy of Ashlon Durham

Since 1970, each year on April 22nd, Earth Day causes individuals to confront their negative environmental impact by rallying together in unprecedented sizes. Whether it’s cleaning up streets and beaches, planting seeds and trees, or protesting in favor of the environment, humanity particularly shines on this day.

In Bellingham, we welcome you to celebrate Earth Day by joining us for the Surfrider Foundation’s Locust Beach Cleanup from 4-6pm. Kombucha Town is thrilled to partake in the event by offering draft kombucha pours throughout the evening. All we ask is for patrons to remember to bring a reusable cup in an effort to eliminate single use plastic. All are welcome and we look forward to seeing your smiling faces this Earth Day! Stay tuned for future beach clean up collaborations.

Additionally, we are pleased to announce that the Culture Cafe at Kombucha Town is an official Ocean Friendly Restaurant, a Surfrider Foundation initiative that pledges restaurants to implement several sustainable practices such as offering only reusable tableware and vegetarian options, as well as ‘Best Choice’ seafood, amongst others.

From all of us at Kombucha Town, happy Earth Day!  

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