Disposable water bottles are convenient, but they’re bad for your health, bad for the planet, and bad for your wallet.
Single-use plastic bottles are consistently in the 10 ten most littered items found in coastal clean-ups. The safety of popular bottled water brands has also come under investigation from the World Health Organisation.
Once you’re in the habit of carrying a reusable water bottle, you’ll never want to use a disposable bottle again. Here are just some of the many benefits of using a reusable water bottle.
It’s better for the environment
Did you know that the EU is the biggest consumer of plastic bottles in the world? In Europe, the average person buys 73 bottles of water each year. Some of those 73 bottles will be recycled, but a significant number will end up in landfill sites, rivers, beaches, and eventually pile up in ocean garbage patches. That causes a whole host of environmental issues and puts a lot of pressure on environmental non-profits, such as The Ocean Cleanup, to reverse the effects of plastic pollution.
When you buy just one reusable water bottle, made from a long-lasting and high-quality material, you replace all the disposable bottles that you would have otherwise bought. As a result, you reduce your plastic waste and reduce your carbon footprint because fewer bottles need to be produced and disposed of.
It’s better for your health
Plastic bottles are known to leak toxins, such as Bisphenol A (BPA), and microplastics into your drinking water. Many studies prove these toxins are harmful to your health. When you drink from disposable plastic bottles, you consume these toxins and microplastics along with your beverage.
The safest way to drink water on the go is from a food-grade stainless steel reusable water bottle.
It will save you money
In the EU, a 500ml bottle of water costs around 1€, if you buy just one bottle a day, you’ll be spending 365€ per year. The actual figure will be closer to 400€ as most people will drink more than 500ml while out and about in the summertime. What’s annoying is that the money you spend on water mostly goes towards the production of the bottle rather than sourcing or filtering the water.
Here’s a smart alternative. Spend just 30€ on a reusable FLASKE bottle and refill it from your kitchen tap, office water cooler, and public drinking fountains. You can save money and become more sustainable at the same time!
Not all reusable water bottles are eco-friendly
We all want to be more eco-friendly, so it’s important to remember that not all reusable bottles are equal. Although a reusable plastic bottle will replace the disposable bottles that you would usually use, oil is still needed to make it. Plus, reusable plastic bottles still pose many of the same health concerns as disposable plastic bottles. They can still release unhealthy toxins, particularly if you put a hot beverage into a reusable plastic bottle.
For this reason, the best reusable water bottles replace plastic with stainless steel. Food grade stainless steel is non-toxic, super durable, and easy to clean, so you don’t get any nasty smells inside your reusable water bottle. A stainless steel water bottle is also a suitable container for hot drinks, so your water bottle can double as your coffee mug, and you can stop buying disposable coffee mugs!
With a FLASKE reusable thermoflask, you can keep your coffee or tea hot for up to 12 hours and your water ice-cold for up to 24 hours. And, with your favourite eco-friendly stainless steel water bottle tucked inside your bag, you’ll be one step closer to a zero-waste lifestyle.
Don’t wait to be more sustainable. Get your reusable water bottle ASAP!