August 03, 2017 2 min read
We know that plastic is bad for the environment and also for our health. So why do we keep buying those ridiculously over-priced, toxin-filled bottles of water?
It might feel like we have no choice – we’re busy and don’t have time to remember to bring a reusable water bottle.
Also, our totes are heavy enough without the added weight of water. It’s just easier to buy a bottle of water when we need it. You’ve probably used this excuse once or twice. And it’s true, sometimes we do just forget because don’t have time.
However, the smallest of steps can make the biggest of difference to not only the environment, but our overall health. In this blog we’re going to give you 3 pretty convincing reasons why you should ditch the toxic plastic water bottle and say yes to our new and beautiful eco-friendly glass water bottles.
1. Plastic bottles aren’t sustainable
In order to make plastic water bottles, fill them with water and send them across the world, a huge amount of fossil fuels and water is needed. Not only that, but plastic water bottles aren’t biodegradable. Did you know that they can sit in a landfill for a thousand years without breaking down?
You might also think you’re doing a good job by recycling your plastic bottles, so you’ve got nothing to worry about. However, many plastic bottles are ‘down-cycled’ – meaning they are sent somewhere far away and left in the earth, their toxins seeping into watersheds and soil. This will have a detrimental impact on future generations.
2. BPA-free doesn’t mean chemical-free
Even if your plastic water bottle says BPA-free plastic, it may still contain other harmful toxins. In your BPA-free bottle you may find there are other chemicals that can escape if the bottles have been exposed to heat or have been sitting around for a while. Though no one currently knows what the health outcomes are, do you really want to risk it?
3. It’s easy to make a change
When you ditch plastic water bottles, you not only save the environment, you also save your health, your wallet and are joining a movement for global sustainability. So how do you take that first step? It’s easy – you buy a non-toxic, eco-friendly reusable water bottle.
We’ve recently released a range of gorgeous eco-friendly glass water bottles with a silicone sleeve. Glass is one of the best reusable water bottle materials as it is all-natural and chemical-free. And, if you think you’ll find it hard to remember to take your bottle with you on-the-go, just try thinking of it as your newest accessory! You wouldn’t leave home without your neoprene tote, right?
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