Reusable water bottles are a convenient and eco-friendly solution to reducing plastic wastes. A vast majority of our planet's trash is plastic, and as we all know, it takes thousands of years to decompose plastic. Switching from non-biodegradable plastic water bottles to sustainable eco-friendly water bottles is a step in the right direction. We’ve selected the best reusable water bottles based not only on their usability but also on the ethical credentials of the companies that produce them. Whether you're on the road or at home, our reusable and durable water bottles will keep you hydrated while saving the planet.
Here are our top reasons not to buy bottled water, and the benefits of using a reusable water bottle.
- We are lucky enough to live in a country where drinking water comes straight from the tap. In fact, you may even be buying tap water when you buy bottled water.
- And if you prefer filtered water. Even if you filter water at home it is still much cheaper than buying bottled water.
- Plastic bottles take hundreds of years to break down, filling up our landfill and often ending up in our rivers and oceans.
- Plastic bottles contain a harmful substance called polyethene terephthalate, or PET, which is dangerous to human health. So even though reusing a plastic bottle may be better for the environment it may not be better for you.
- Reusable bottles are durable, stylish and can help you reduce your carbon footprint. Providing you actually do use them.
- Filling a reusable bottle is much more convenient than finding somewhere to buy a bottle of water and queuing up to pay for it.
- Stainless steel bottles won’t impart or retain flavours so you know your drinks will taste as fresh as when you made them.
So why not form a new habit and stay hydrated throughout the day with a practical, water bottle.
Coke bottles and soda bottles might be harder to give up, but even if you’re not ready to stop having your favourite soft drink, buying it in bigger containers and decanting is still a good first step, and it’ll save you money. Just make sure the bottles you do still buy are recycled. Unlike aluminium metal water bottles, both glass and stainless-steel are safe for use with acidic drinks. (Aluminium can leach when it gets hot or comes into contact with acids and aluminium exposure has been linked to Alzheimer’s disease.)
Empty jars are great for drinking from at home and empty beer bottles and liquor bottles are fine for keeping water chilled in the fridge, but they may not be durable enough for taking out and about on a regular basis.
Fosh bottles are a great way to go green with style. High quality, lightweight and ergonomically designed the Fosh stainless steel reusable water bottle has been designed to last a lifetime. This water bottle comes in a range of gorgeous prints and colours, a water bottle for everyone to choose! This water bottle has a very wide opening and ice can fit in their perfectly, keeping your drinks chilled for even longer
Chillys Bottles in 500ml, 750ml and 1000ml, either brushed stainless or brightly coloured, with an easy-sip lid, these bottles are ideal for everyone from toddlers, outdoor enthusiasts. The larger water bottles are great sports bottles, big enough to keep you hydrated during the toughest workout, and they’ll fit perfectly in the water bottle holder on your bike.
Ethically produced and eco-friendly, these bottles are made from food-grade stainless steel, they won’t retain or impart flavours making them perfect for water, milk, smoothies or even a bottle of wine. The easy-sip lid is made from BPA free plastic and the bottle has a large opening perfect for sipping drinks and adding ice cubes, although we find it does have a narrow opening for a water bottle so you made need to crush those ice cubes!
Alternatively, if you are looking for something to keep your coffee hot, or provide ice-cold refreshment, the Made Sustained insulated bottles are ideal. They are 100% plastic free including the lid, lightweight and easy to clean. The 500ml bottle is big enough for a 16 oz coffee, a filling portion of soup or a great breakfast smoothie. And as they are stainless steel there’s no problem filling it up with water again when you are done. Perfect for hiking, these water bottles come up to a litre in size, and men like the dark colours. Camping will be so much more fun with these water bottles in tyour tent! Aluminium is super strong, they will suit all drinks and come in sizes 500ml to 1 litre, they are bpa free.
What is the Best Water Bottle?
How long is a piece of string? The best water bottle for you depends on whether you want a large on, an insulated one, a heavy water bottle. A fantastic all rounder bottle is the FOSH active.
Is a stainless steel water bottle the best?
Again this depends on your circumstances. For a younger child, a lightweight foldable bottle may be best. For ruggedness and bpa free drinking, then yes stainless steel is a great option.
Can you put water bottles directly in the fridge?
Yes. Glass bottles are best for this, but you can put stainless steel bottles in the fridge as well.
Can stainless steel water bottles make you sick?
No. They are much safer than toxic single-use bottles. However do remember to clean them thoroughly. Bacterial build ups if not washed may cause issues.