So you’ve made the decision to ditch your plastic water bottle – good for you. Seriously, welcome to the day you stop paying each time you want to quench your thirst – and the day you consciously make an effort to reduce single-use plastic and help save the environment.
Brands like Bobble were pioneers in the reusable bottle movement – yes we have coined this situation as so – using recycled plastic to create their filtered water bottles. It’s a great step in the right direction but more and more brands are introducing their own sustainable water bottles to the market and we wanted to share with you our favorites; in case you wanted to make even more of an eco-friendly change. Just try put down the plastic!
Goodbye Single-Use Plastic
The world’s first self-cleaning and water purification bottle is here. We know, it’s the news you’ve been waiting for. But in all honesty, this is huge. Using a patented UV-C technology, these Larq water bottles purifies and cleans your water and the bottle surface every two hours and kills the DNA of any bacteria. It’s not cheap but just one single charge keeps your bottle going for a whole month – and think of all the time and effort saved from giving it a scrub regularly.
Saving money and the planet not enough for you? Bellabeat’s Smart bottle is the ultimate tech/fitness fiend’s accessory. It lets you track how much you drink each day and it updates you on when you need to drink more. It’s a little pricier than the average water bottle but it also is a key piece of wellness tech if you’re someone who forgets to drink your three litres a day. It’s battery-operated and with just a shake, it syncs and monitors your hydration via the app.
Annoyingly, these are not available to purchase just yet. But this bottle is a good idea so if you’re keen, stay tuned as they’ll hopefully be hitting shelves soon. The initiative’s ethos is that whenever anyone chooses a plastic alternative bottle, they help the environment. The bottles are 100% plastic-free and biodegradable; made entirely from sustainable and naturally-found materials which will take less than a year to degrade (compared to centuries). They’re not fully reusable; about a week and it’s ‘game over’ for this bottle – but it it is eco-friendly and steers clear from single-use plastic.
The Scandinavian influence is strong here – in both design and coloring. Brothers Kirpal and Raj Bharaj wanted to create an eco-friendly bottle that was stylish as well so created the Stay Sixty bottle. Its name represents the fact that 60% of the average adult’s body is made up of water. This water bottle is made from food-grade, BPS free stainless steel and is also available in a new addition which features a TwistCTRL Sip Cap, making hydrating on the go even easier.
A reliable choice for many – and they know the way to a consumer’s heart as they’re available in so many colors and patterns! Double-walled and we’ll insulated to keep drinks hot for 12 hours and cold for 24 so you can use them for beverages other than water. The new Sip by S’well bottles also have a better-designed screw cap to avoid any potential leaks. No wasting that precious water, please.