The environmental impact of reusable water bottles
The world is busy and most of us spend a good part of the day on the go. For convenience only, many people take a disposable plastic water bottle. In fact, 1,500 disposable water bottles are consumed every second! While these bottles are easy to grip, they are also not very biodegradable, making them hazardous to water, soil and air.
Micro-plastics, which are small resin pellets that break off from larger pieces of plastic, are found in our fresh water sources. Ultimately, we consume this plastic by drinking water or eating seafood.
People do not recycle water bottles properly and as a result they accumulate in landfills. They can take up to 1,000 years to completely decompose, and when they do, the particles end up in the soil.
Emissions from the manufacture of water bottles and their transport to grocery stores are extremely harmful to the environment. The more we produce, the more toxins end up in the air we breathe.
A reusable water bottle is part of the solution for a greener world. With so many stylish options, it's impossible not to find one that you wouldn't be embarrassed to sip every day. This is more important than ever given the impact disposable water bottles have on our planet.
Recycling your reusable water bottles
You probably won't hang on to your reusable water bottles forever. They tend to get dirty and worn out over time, and you need to make room for the newest and best looking ones in your kitchen cabinet. Fortunately, there are environmentally friendly options for these bottles.
Stainless steel is 100% recyclable.