Well, that’s why want to provide you with information for why and how they are the better alternative.
WHAT IS A REUSABLE WATER BOTTLE?
A reusable water bottle is simply a bottle or container which can be refilled with water. Or any other drink of your choice. Easy, right?
In fact, 71% of the world population live in countries where it is perfectly safe to drink tap water. So you can fill your bottle in the morning and top it up whilst on the move - at work, in cafes, and even in many parks. In some parts of the world you may be lucky enough to have access to fresh springs of water right from the mountain!
Did you know that our bodies are made up of ~60% water, and we are completely dependent on water for body and brain function? It is recommended that we drink between 2-3 litres of water per day to stay hydrated. With there only really being two ways of getting a hold of water (bottled or tap), we would like to compare the impact of these on us and nature.
HOW MUCH PLASTIC IS SAVED BY USING A REUSABLE WATER BOTTLE?
Say you buy 5 plastic bottles of water each day. That equates to 1,825 plastic bottles of water per year. Or, 18 kg of plastic! With 7.8 billion people of the planet, that comes to 140,400,000,000 kg of plastic.
Meanwhile, once you’ve purchased your eco-friendly reusable water bottle, you can spare those plastic bottles. No wildlife will choke on plastic pollution, and the production demand rapidly decreases.
HOW MUCH MONEY IS SAVED BY USING A REUSABLE WATER BOTTLE?
If you buy those 5 bottles of water a day, this equates to around £730 per year.
Meanwhile, what you pay for tap water is a tiny cost of just under £1. That makes it 800x more expensive to buy bottled water versus tap water.
5 BENEFITS OF USING A REUSABLE RATER BOTTLE
Besides reducing the production of plastic and saving you money, here are 5 other benefits of using a reusable water bottle.
1. It helps us preserve our oceans and wildlife
We’re sure you’ve seen the heart-wrenching images of sea life who have ingested or become entangled in our plastic pollution. Every day, approximately 8 million pieces of plastic pollution end up in our oceans and threaten the marine ecosystem. Those particles also work their way into the bellies of the fish which we later consume.
A decreased demand for plastic production means less plastic ends up in our oceans.
2. Tap water is tastier
Water sold in plastic bottles absorbs particles that can impact the flavour of the water. Plus, the water isn’t fresh. It may have sat in storage, transit or on shop shelves for years before it touches your lips.
If you feel more comfortable - or live in a region where the water is ‘hard’ - you can always filter your tap water.
3. ...and healthier
The quality and content of bottled water is not at all tested to the same degree at tap water and with bottled water coming shipped from around the world it does not ensure the same levels of purity. In addition to that, water found in single-use plastic bottles can also develop a foul taste based on how it is stored and transported. It’s exposed to all manner of temperatures which does nothing for its flavour and your health.
Choose a BPA-free reusable water bottle for the safest drinking experience.
4. Reusable water bottles are durable
Reusable water bottles are built to be sustainable, so with correct care yours should last you a lifetime. You can take it camping, up mountains, and (when empty) through airport security. Imagine how a single-use bottle would hold up whilst out trekking? Exactly.
If you do feel the need to replace your Nature Unite vessel, you can rest assured that it’s 100% recyclable. That’s because it is made using HDPE (recycling sign 2) Oceanbound recycled plastic
5. They make a statement
A reusable water bottle shows the world that you are doing your own little bit to conserve the environment. They inspire others around you to follow suit. If we do say so ourselves, they also look beautiful. The stylish Nature Unite reusable water bottle is designed to mimic the hues of the ocean. Let’s keep them blue together shall we?
Written by the Nature Unite team