Sustainable water bottles are growing in popularity. More and more people are using them. If you still can’t find your reason why you need a sustainable water bottle and how it benefits you, this article can help.
We may all have different reasons for using a sustainable water bottle. Some may be drawn to more environmentally friendly products, others may find a sustainable bottle a more cost-effective option, others may use it as an accessory. We have summarised the most popular reasons why people choose a sustainable water bottle instead of PET bottles.
It should come as no surprise that the use of single-use plastics is very harmful to the environment. Its harmfulness starts from the moment it is produced and continues long after it is thrown in the trash.
A huge proportion of single-use plastic bottles end up in nature, where they do not decompose and harm the organisms around them.
Using a sustainable water bottle does less harm. Instead of using and then throwing away several small water bottles a day, you have the option of using one bottle all day and long afterwards. A sustainable bottle can replace 1,460 single-use plastic bottles in one year.
There are many other ways in which using a sustainable water bottle can have an impact on nature. You can read more about them in the article #SavaBottle impact on nature and society.
The average price of a 0.5l bottle of water in Latvia is €0.55. This may not be a lot of money in a day. However, over the course of a year, it is significantly more than buying one sustainable water bottle. If it is cared for and preserved, it can last for years.
Buying one sustainable water bottle can not only pay for itself in a year, it can also save a lot of money. Assuming you don’t reuse a disposable bottle (because it is bad for your health), you can refill a sustainable one at home, at the workplace or at freely available water refilling points.
Although water bottles can seem expensive at times, they end up being more cost-effective than buying PET bottles several times. It is also better to buy a good quality drinking vessel so that it lasts longer and does not break.
Water bottle as a new accessory
Using a sustainable water bottle is a way to introduce yourself and your style to others. Just by using a sustainable one, you are showing that you care about the environment and are eco-friendly. You can try to determine what a person’s daily life is like, what colors, things, styles they like by the bottle they use.
There are many different designs and types of water bottles available, and you can design your own. You can find a bottle that suits your everyday life and aesthetics.
Good for your health
There are several reasons why drinking from a sustainable bottles is healthier than from PET bottles.
The quality of water in store-bought water bottles tends to be worse than tap water, or worse than the manufacturer promises. Even if the water is specially filtered and taken from the deepest wells, the plastic bottle itself can spoil its quality.
Disposable PET bottles release unwanted and harmful chemicals like bisphenol A and phthalates that can disrupt the endocrine system and lead to hormonal imbalances. It is easier to keep track of the water you drink if you fill it in places you know and have tested.
Stainless steel or glass bottles are most often recommended. They are healthier to drink from and they are better for the environment. Metal bottles may also raise doubts about whether they are good for your health, but there is no need to worry. Some metal bottles are even preferable to drink from because they have special features that contribute to human health and water purity.
A reminder to drink
If you always have a water bottle handy, you’re more likely to drink from it more often. This way you can more easily force yourself to drink water and keep track of how much water you have taken in during the day.
Drinking enough water can significantly improve your health. You can read about how much water you should drink in a day in How much water should I drink in a day?
Drinking enough water regularly can provide a number of health benefits:
- Activates metabolism, which contributes to weight loss
- Improves skin health
- Helps to get rid of unwanted substances in the body
- Helps to control body temperature
- Prevents unwanted headaches
- Lubricates joints
- Promotes peak physical performance
And these are just some of the factors that regular water consumption contributes to. Using a sustainable bottle in your daily routine makes it more likely that you will remember to drink regularly. If you still find it hard to remember to drink, there are several mobile apps that can help you keep track of your daily water consumption.
Time for a sustainable water bottle
Taking these and other factors into account, using a sustainable water bottle in your everyday life will not only benefit the environment, but also your own health. It is worth buying a quality water bottle that suits you and that you can carry with you and use in your daily life.
If you don’t know where to start and want to know more about the variety of water bottles, the article What to consider when choosing a water bottle will help you choose.
May you find the right water bottle for you!
We hope you enjoyed the article and if you are ready to by your own water bottle we suggest you to read our article Top water bottles