Glass Bottled Drinks Retain Their Carbonation Much Longer Than Plastic

Daven Hiskey 3

Glass bottles make significantly better containers for carbonated beverages due to the fact that air can diffuse through plastic, allowing the CO2 to escape.  Thus, carbonated beverages stored in plastic containers have a much shorter shelf life than their glass counterparts.


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  1. Richard January 12, 2013 at 8:46 am - Reply

    But what about aluminum cans?

    • Daven Hiskey
      Daven Hiskey January 16, 2013 at 12:18 pm - Reply

      @Richard: If I remember correctly, glass also retains the carbonation longer than aluminum cans. However, aluminum cans will retain carbonation longer than plastic bottles.

  2. Brendan February 14, 2013 at 3:54 am - Reply

    Is this why plastic bottles of soda always seem so over-gassed? Compensating for possible CO2 loss between manufacture and consumption? Way too fizzy compared to bottled or especially soda fountain.

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