While we do not reuse bottles at this time, we recycle our bottles and definitely encourage you to do the same. If you have good ideas for upcycle uses (flower vases, colored sand, terrarium..), we would love it if you shared them!
As a producer of a raw / unpasteurized product, we need to make absolutely certain that any and all reclaimed bottles are cleaned and sanitized to the standard necessary to effectively eliminate any risk of contamination and subsequent potential health impact on our customers.
We looked at several available options for a startup our size but could not get comfortable that the options available to us (economically and operationally) minimized these risks effectively. As we grow larger and our monthly bottle numbers increase, we will evaluate new options as they become viable - and we intend to conduct a full life-cycle analysis to fully assess and understand our environmental impacts (which we will be happy to share with you and all our customers).