For the last few weeks I have been trying hard to find juices that are 100% recyclable. Many juices have caps that are waste.
I have experimented with many kinds. We used to by Tropicana orange juice in cartons. Fruitopia cartons. Graves or Rougemont or Compliments apple juices in plastic bottles. Five Alive citrus carton. All those jugs are recyclable but the caps are all waste.
I switch to other brands looking for the recyclable caps, but also keeping the price not too high. I’m not paying nearly $6.00 for a brand that gives the same nutrients as a $4.00 brand for example. I keep a look out at the unit price, and try to stay around the $.20-$.26 per 100 ml.
I have tried Minute Maid brands, caps are waste. Ocean Spray brands, caps are waste.
What has worked out are Oasis Brands. Both container and cap are recyclable! There are no seals to pull off either! Oasis has a few flavours such as Orange juice, watermelon and strawberry, Fruit Hydra and a lemon flavour. There is also cranberry and a mixed berry flavour too on the aisle shelf. Allen’s apple juice. Both the container and cap are recyclable. Even the ring that comes off the cap is recyclable (according to waste watch management, as long as the cap is recyclable)
The last couple days I was thinking about cans. Cans are easier to recycle compared to plastic. They can be reused over and over. I asked my husband his thoughts, and he said he grew up with cans. Not plastic bottles. The next trip to the grocery store was going to Change!
I looked at what was offered in cans for juices. I want to buy real fruit juice as well. Minute Maid has apple and orange juice cans. So does Dole. The price range is $.15-$.17 per 100 ml. Much cheaper than what I was paying for! And no plastic involved on my part! Box and cans. That’s it!
At meal or snack times I can simply split one can for two kids! Even 1 can for The 3 littles. (There are 5 children). Train of thought right now, but I could even open several cans and dump them in a pitcher. Take what you need (more or less of a can). I am liking this change already and I have not opened a can yet. Need to drink what we have already.
I need to check out another grocery store to see what they sell for canned juices. I would like to have more options for sure. I know Five Alive sells cans. I am not sure what else is out there as they were never on my radar!