It would be great if there were a good alternative to plastic containers for us. Unfortunately there just is not at this time. However, the type of plastic we use for our bottles is HDPE #2, which can be reprocessed into many items (see below), and has a strong, worldwide market. Recycling postconsumer HDPE plastic to make new products is, of course, preferable to making products from raw resources, saving landfill space, energy, water, resources, and reducing pollution.