I received my recent shipment of the Original Flavored Soylent drink and noted the new rounded and taller bottle design.
I regret to say that I am not a fan of the new bottle design.
Unlike the previous squarish, shorter bottle design, there are now 2 additional waste articles that result from opening the new bottle: one is the plastic wrap around the cap, and the other is the thin safety foil underneath the cap. These two pieces of trash increase the likelihood of littering by the user. Furthermore, these articles are plastic and aluminum; materials that do not degrade if littered in nature and pose health risks and hazards to pets and wildlife if ingested.
The previous bottle design was simple and straightforward and resulted in minimum separate trash articles; you simply twist the cap open, and there is no additional litter to be concerned about. The entire bottle of the old design is also readily recyclable. In contrast, the new bottle design requires sorting those 2 extra trash articles in regular trash before being able to sort the main body of the bottle in the recycle bin, complicating - and impeding - the user’s effort to recycle. This runs counter to your company goal of helping to better the planet.
In summary, the new bottle design is very unfriendly to the environment, promotes additional littering, and is not user-friendly due to the added steps to get to the content of the bottle.
I highly recommend that you move away from this new bottle design for one that is more simple, environmentally friendly, and minimizes the effort needed to recycle the bottle.