Metal vs. Plastic Protein Shaker

A protein shaker is a bottle that allows you to mix your protein and water, ensuring it is lump free. Most protein shakers, like ours, have a mixing ball. The ball bounces around inside the container and knocks against powder clumps, breaking them up. It is perfect for using at home or blending creamy V-Whey on the go.

At California Performance, sustainability is one of our top priorities. This is why our shaker is made using high quality stainless steel. A metal protein shaker is the most environmentally friendly option.

The Negative Impact of Plastic

There are an abundance of reasons why plastic is bad for the environment and your health.

Plastic is not biodegradable. Humans are notorious for using plastic items once and throwing them into the trash – rarely a recycling bin. On average, not even 10% of the worlds plastic gets recycled every year.

This means the plastic is left on the planet, breaking down into smaller pieces, polluting the environment. It often ends up in landfills or gets burned.

Toxic chemicals can leach out of your plastic shaker and have been found in the blood and tissue of most of the population. This has often been linked to a number of ailments, including cancer and birth defects.

It’s not just humans who have to deal with the negative impacts of plastic. Our precious wildlife have been known to get trapped inside plastic beer can rings, eat plastic straws or try and feed pieces of plastic to their young. It is extremely dangerous for them and becoming increasingly common.

As well as this, plastic bottles can be extremely unhygienic. They quickly build up germs and bacteria over time, often leaving them with an unpleasant odor. You are then left to choose between using a gross plastic shaker you own, or buying a new one – adding to the plastic pollution that’s already so rife.

The Benefits of Our Metal Protein Shaker

  • Environmentally Friendly

Stainless steel is 100% recyclable and often has a long life. This means not only will you spend less money buying replacements, that when your shaker does finally need chucking, you can recycle the whole thing and have a clear conscience.

  • Hardwearing & Durable

It is hardwearing and durable, designed to have a long life. It’s ability to handle wear and tear of everyday activities means it won’t be damaged by things as simple as being thrown around your gym back whilst you’re on the go.

  • Easy to Clean

Stainless steel is very easy to clean, a simple combination of washing up liquid and hot water will suffice. Cleaning your stainless steel bottle after each drink will help maintain the quality for a long time.

Stainless steel has a chromium layer on the surface of stainless steel that does two things. It stops the bottle from rusting and gives the material anti-microbial resistance. This means the shaker will not carry bacteria and mould.

  • Odor Free

Due to its ease of cleaning, the stainless steel shaker will also be odor free.

  • BPA Free

Stainless steel is BPA free. This means none of the toxic chemicals will leach out of your shaker and into your protein drink.

  • Insulation

Our stainless steel shakers will keep your shakes cold (or hot!) for a lot longer than a plastic alternative.

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