For someone who’s trying not being negative… I’d hate to see when you are trying.
RTD bottles aren’t on any shelves, all U.S. Huel purchases are conducted online through the Huel website or, I’ve heard, Amazon - although I’m not sure if that’s the case with RTD, so don’t quote me on that. Huel RTD is for people who already drink Huel, but don’t have access to the necessities needed to mix Huel while on the go. I’ll use myself for an example: I work in a very labor intensive fabrication plant, we don’t have a sink, no lockers, and only one fridge that I share with 20 coworkers. Our only available access to water is a little fountain and a styrofoam cup. Mixing Huel at work wouldn’t be ideal for me, so I pre-mix my Huel before work and let it sit in the fridge. Ideally, I’d like to have Huel RTD - but it’s over $4 a bottle and I’m a broke laborer. But this paints the portrait of why Huel needed an RTD, some people don’t have 24/7 access to a water faucet, BIG packages of Huel, or the time to properly blend it all together. This group of people includes laborers, athletes, long distance drivers, and even 9 to 5 accountants, I’m sure. Point being, the reason for Huel RTD is accessibility and convenience. Say if Huel RTD were to be packaged in a biodegradable carton - that would significantly reduce its accessibility and possibly affect the drink itself in reducing its shelf life. In addition, look at Huel’s customers. I spend nearly $70 for this food because I care about what goes into my body, and I care about who I’m buying it from; a respectable company that takes pride in providing natural ingredients and being earth-friendly. If I didn’t care about my impact on Earth I could just as easily buy a $4 salad in cheap plastic packaging from Walmart on my way to work every day and not give a care about recycling. Also, the same concept applies to the Huel powder bags, especially if you want to focus on Huel consumers. Weren’t they already causing plastic pollution when they created that big plastic bag they ship the Huel in? Aren’t you worried about the thousands of plastic bags they send out and whether or not they recycle those? You’re obviously a consumer and didn’t mind that plastic pollution, so you must handle the plastic in a way that fits your beliefs and recycle it. So what’s keeping other Huelers from recycling their plastic too, be it bottle or bag?
Personally, I still have all of my Huel bags, I’m saving them up to make a neat craft when I get enough