☀️Earth day ?- Using a reusable water bottle has multiple benefits:
1️⃣It reduces waste and pollution-
Nearly a 1,000,000 plastic beverage bottles are sold every minute around the world. 91% of plastic isn’t recycled. 18 billion pounds of plastic waste flows into the oceans. (1,2)
2️⃣It costs less-
Bottled water costs approximately 2,000 times more than tap water. Tap water costs about two-tenths of a penny and a liter of water from the store is about a dollar. This is the kind of expense that adds up without you even realizing it! (3)
3️⃣You control what goes in the bottle-
Filling your water bottle with tap water that has gone through a filter is a great, cost effective option. There are water filters options like a fridge or Brita that can filter about 7-8 chemicals, or a Berkey or AquaTru that can filter out 80+.
What type of water bottle should I use❓
There are lots of reusable water bottle options out there including plastic and stainless steel. Reusable plastic water bottles are often made of Polypropylene. You can tell it has been made using polypropylene by a #5 imprinted on the bottom of the bottle. This is one of the safer plastics (see the chart from @plateful.heath). But the reason I like stainless steel the best is that this safer plastic still has been shown to leach oleamide (a chemical added to plastics). (4)
A better option is stainless steel. Stainless steel is:
??keeps water cold
??won’t leach plastics
??doesn’t retain flavors from past drinks
My favorite stainless steel water bottles are @hydroflask and the one shown above from @shopsimplemodern .
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