The Benefits of Using Reusable Water Bottles
Are you looking for a way to keep hydrated but are conscious about the plastic pollution crisis we are all facing? The best answer is a reusable water bottle. Not only are they a great way to ensure that you're drinking enough water throughout the day, they also help reduce the amount of plastic waste that's dumped into landfill and oceans. We'll talk about the benefits of using a reusable water bottle in this blog post and why they're the best way to stay hydrated whilst maintaining a conscientious lifestyle.
What are Reusable Water Bottles?
Reusable stainless steel water bottles are drinking vessels that can be used over and over again, unlike single-use plastic bottles. They come in a range of materials such as stainless steel, glass and believe it or not - even bamboo! These bottles are manufactured and designed to be very durable and resistant so you can use them for many years to come. These days they come in a plethora of sizes and styles, so you'll have no problem finding one that matches your lifestyle and day-to-day needs.
Reusable water bottles are becoming increasingly popular among people of all ages. School children, office workers, senior citizens - more and more people are making the switch to reusable water bottles because of the convenience and environmental benefits that come with using them. Reusable water bottles are much more affordable over the long term than buying bottled water on a regular basis, which makes them an ideal option for people on a tight budget - more important now than ever with the cost of living crisis we're experiencing in the UK.
Why don't people use reusable water bottles?
A lot of people don't use a reusable water bottle because they're not aware of the benefits they offer. They may not know that they are very durable and can last for many years if not decades, or that they can keep drinks cold or hot all day. They may also not be paying any attention to how much money they spend on bottled water every year! Without knowing the advantages of using reusable water bottles or disadvantages of single use plastic, many people may not be motivated enough to give up single use plastic and make the switch to more sustainable and environmentally friendly alternatives.
Coffee cups are also a scourge on our environment, but we'll be writing an article on that very soon.
Benefits of Using Reusable Water Bottles
Using a reusable water bottle is a fantastic way to help reduce your carbon footprint. You're helping to reduce the amount of energy and resources that go into making single-use plastic bottles. Each year, approximately 13 billion single-use plastic water bottles are purchased in the UK. This equates to over 35 million bottles being purchased every day! These bottles are invariably always just used once before being thrown away. Terrifying, right?
Switching to a reusable water bottle helps to conserve scarce natural resources, reduce waste, and ensure that our vulnerable planet remains healthy and sustainable for our children, grand children and beyond. And needless to say you're helping to reduce the amount of plastic waste that ends up in landfills and oceans. Reusable bottles are made from materials that are more much more sustainable than single-use plastic bottles, so you can feel guilt-free about your sustainable acquisition.
The video below helps illustrate the environmental problems from using plastic bottles
Avoiding Chemicals from Plastic Bottles
Using reusable water bottles is a great way to avoid the chemicals that can be found in single-use plastic bottles. Many are made with BPA (or bisphenol A) which can be harmful to your health as it can leach into the water and be absorbed by your body. BPA has been linked to a variety of health issues, which in the extreme include reproductive problems, cancer, and neurological issues. Sounds nasty, right?
By using a reusable bottle, you can avoid these chemicals and ensure that you're drinking clean and healthy water as well as potentially avoiding something more serious down the line. They are made from materials that are BPA free, so you can feel safe and secure knowing that your water is free from this harmful chemical. Here at MILJÖ, our bottles are all BPA free. That's one less thing to worry about.
Using a reusable water bottle is a great way to save money over the long term. Single-use plastic bottles can be expensive if you're drinking them on a regular basis. By using a reusable bottle, you can save money by not having to buy new bottles every time you need a drink. For example, if you bought a bottle of water every day, you could be spending up to £300 a year! That's a lovely long weekend in the Cotswolds you could be having instead!
Easy to Carry
Using a reusable water bottle is the best way to stay hydrated when you're on the move - whether that be on the rush hour commute or the walk home from that yoga class. Reusable bottles are often lightweight at around 300g (empty) for a 0.5l bottle and easy to carry, making them perfect for taking with you wherever you go. This makes it easy to stay hydrated, no matter where you are.
Keep drinks cool
Reusable insulated water bottles are great for keeping drinks cool because they are often insulated with double wall or in some cases triple wall technology. This means that the bottle has an extra layer of material that helps to keep the temperature of the drink inside the bottle consistent. Remember those flasks that mum used to bring on family summer picnics? It's the same principle. This insulation helps to keep drinks cold for longer typically 12-15 hours and in some cases 24 hours, making them perfect for scorching hot days at the beach or long car journeys.
Variety of Styles
Using a reusable water bottle is a fantastic way to express your style and personality. They come in a variety of shapes, sizes, colours, prints and patterns so you're bound to find one that matches your personality. Here at MILJÖ, we offer the best water bottles money can buy (not that we're biased of course).
Cleaning your reusable water bottle is important to ensure your bottle stays in good condition for years to come. You can use a bottle brush along with a mild detergent (such as washing up liquid) and warm water to scrub and clean the inside of the bottle. This will help to remove any dirt or bacteria that has built up over time. Make sure to rinse the bottle thoroughly afterwards though so you don't accidently swig on a dose of Fairy! You can pick up a bottle brush at many stores for as little as £1 in IKEA. The jury is still out on whether you can clean your bottle in the dishwasher but we'd advise against it to be honest.
Using a reusable water bottle is a smart way to save money, invest in something that will last, and stay hydrated on the go. Reusable bottles are nearly always made from materials that are more durable and long-lasting than single-use plastic bottles, and they come in a variety of shapes, sizes, colours, prints and patterns. By using a reusable bottle, you can avoid the chemicals found in single-use plastic bottles and ensure that you're drinking clean and healthy water. Here at MILJÖ we have a wide range of the best reusable water bottles to suit your taste. Grab yours now!
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