While we’re on the topic of swapping out single use for reusable, let’s not forget about water bottles. It’s estimated that roughly 80% of water bottles end up in a landfill where they’ll take nearly 1,000 years to degrade. Currently, there’s no good method for recycling all these single-use plastics which is why they ultimately end up in landfills. The best way to prevent this from happening is by keeping a reusable water bottle with you.
There are many different options for reusable water bottles. I personally like having a Nalgene because its BPA free and very durable. I discourage glass water bottles because these could be a break hazard. There are also varieties with built in filters so that you can enjoy a cleaner taste from any tap. Stainless steel water bottles are some of the most eco-friendly because it requires little energy in production and is easily recycled.
Here are some of the most eco-friendly water bottle brands from EcoWatch:
The Klean Kanteen water bottle is durable and easy to clean.
The S’well water bottle is insulated and great for both hot and cold drinks.
The Hydro Flask water bottle is BPA-free and vacuum insulated.
Now these are some of the fancier reusable water bottles, but I don’t believe you have to spend a lot of money on a new expensive water bottle. The goal is simply to reduce our dependence on disposable, plastic water bottles so really any alternative is going to be helpful. Are you ready to ditch the plastic water bottles?