February 7, 2016
Why is alcohol sold in glass and not in plastic bottles?
From Rappler - Lakan super premium Lambanog 90 proof
On my bike rides I have seen outlets of lambanog and the very potent lambanog (what 90% proof?) are stored and sold in pet bottles (of water) Now I have learned that PET bottles and plastics emit hazardous vapor and chemicals ((ethylene glycol and terephthalic acid) which has the tendency to leach to considerable extent if alcohol i that are bad for the health.
It could be that the lambanog has methanol, the dangerous alcohol. The ethanol is the good alcohol.
Would that practice be not dangerous? I have advised the seller to sell the same in recycled bottles made of glass.
What do you think?
Tuba is in plastic bottles
Lambanog could be a $1billion export industry and gives rebirth to the ailing (senile) coconut industry. All ready, buko juice is making waves as a sports drink in the west. This will give more jobs to mangangarit, coconut growers and distillers
A mgangarit could earn as much as P500.00 per day, a coconut farmer supplying coconut flower nectar for lambanog export could up the income of coconut farm from P30,000 a year (for supplying copra) to P300,000 (ten fold increase to lambanog export.
From Business Inquirer - Lakan Lambanog, the Philippine export drink for nobility
/adviser is Lawrence Lim, the Lambanog king