Why Are Single Use Water Bottles So Bad?
I admit I’ve been guilty of buying plastic water bottles, but now feel the need to really stop my consumption of single-use plastics. Every year, an estimated eight million tons of plastic waste enter the ocean. Research suggests some plastics could take up to several hundred years to break down. Single-use plastics make up a third of the most common items found in ocean debris. Sadly, even when you recycle these bottles, only about fourteen percent actually get turned in to something new again.
The Problem With Plastic
Plastic water bottles contain toxins, and they are made from fossil fuels. These chemicals from fossil fuels aren’t healthy for our bodies nor the environment. The more single-use plastic items we use, the more these accumulate in our landfills.
It truly is best to switch to reusable water bottles. Here are some great options that are fun, practical and environmentally friendly!
Purifyou Glass Water Bottle
Switching to a reusable water bottle is a great first step, and switching to a glass water bottle is even better!
With Purifyou’s new premium glass water bottle, it is not only made from the finest products on earth, but you drink from your water bottle with no metal taste or plastic chemicals leaching into your water.
This glass canteen is perfect for the environment AND you as a user. The water bottle is 100% leak-proof, and 100% kid-proof too; as a mama of three boys that is a huge bonus.
These glass canteens are BPA free, Phthalate free, PVC free, lead-free, cadmium-free and worry-free.
The high impact-resistant silicone sleeve that protects the glass water bottle is my favorite feature.
The silicone sleeve’s non-slip grip and the cap’s large O-ring also enable you to multitask while you carry more than you thought possible.
The DYLN Water bottle is one of the most innovative, creative water bottles I’ve seen yet!
The great-looking solution to plastic water bottles is stylish and fun; and has so many benefits.
Creates Alkaline Antioxidant Water
The Replaceable VitaBead Diffuser located at the bottom of each bottle increases the pH to 9, reduces the ORP down to -150, and lasts up to 315 refills.
Keeps Your Water Cold For Up To 24 Hours
Double-walled vacuum insulation puts an end to warm water.
Patented design makes holding it easier than any other bottle of its size on the market.
950 mL/32 oz size means fewer refills for alkaline water that lasts from the gym to back home, and back to the gym to teach a yoga class!
Livana Hydration Water Bottle
The Livana water bottle is the most luxurious experience you can have with a water bottle. The HydraGlow insulated bottle combines exquisite design and SilkSip Technology to provide a pure drinking experience to better serve your on-the-go lifestyle.
- Insulated Stainless Steel which keeps the water cold
- Inner SilkSip Finish for a luxurious, pure H2O taste
- 360° Pop-Up Lid which makes it easy to drink from
- Integrated Leather Carrying Strap for your convenience
- Integrated Base Pad so it is quiet & doesn’t slip
- BPA-Free and Phthalate-Free
With the Livana water bottle, it tastes like you filled up your water right from an arctic mountain river. It may be a bit pricier, but add up all of the money you spend on single-use plastic water bottles, and in the long run, you’re saving money.
Single-use plastics are not good for you or the environment and the world is switching over to more sustainable, reusable ways. If you have yet to make the switch or just can’t find the perfect reusable water bottle, try out one of these 3 awesome ones for a change for the better!
Kristin McGee is a celebrity yoga and Pilates instructor in New York City. She is currently teaching yoga with Peloton. She is the star of over 100 videos, seen in several magazines and tv shows and is a spokeswoman for many brands and causes she believes in. A proud mom to three, she sure keeps herself busy!