More and more people are trying to find ways to reduce plastic waste in their lives, and with good reason, too!
Plastic is an incredibly harmful material. It’s made from oil and natural gas, which are non-renewable resources—meaning that if we continue to use them at this rate, we’ll eventually run out of them entirely.
When you throw away a plastic bottle, it doesn’t disappear; it just breaks down into smaller pieces called microplastics that can be ingested by animals like fish or birds (or even humans!) when they eat the fish or birds themselves.
One popular option these days to combat this over-use of plastic is a stainless steel water bottle. Whilst being the obvious, more eco-conscious choice, stainless steel water bottles come in all shapes, sizes and styles, so you can choose one that fits your needs perfectly!
If you are considering making the switch to steel, below are our top 5 reasons:
You might be surprised to learn that BPA is used to make plastics more flexible. It’s a chemical that can leach into food and drink, and it’s been linked to health problems like cancer, obesity, reproductive issues and more.
In an effort to avoid BPA exposure (and help reduce the amount of plastic waste in landfills), many companies have started manufacturing products without this harmful chemical. Most stainless steel water bottles are BPA-Free if you want something safer than a plastic bottle.
Stainless steel is long-lasting. It’s also durable and won’t break when dropped on the ground; it won’t rust, so you don’t have to worry about mould or discolouration. Plus, it’ll never stain—so your bottle will look new for years to come!
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Keep your drink colder for longer!
The inside of a stainless steel water bottle is made of a unique material that helps keep your water cold. Since the whole bottle is made from this material, it will keep your water cold for hours.
Just as it will keep your cold drink cold, it will also keep your hot drink hot, so it’s perfect for every weather, whatever your chosen beverage, hot or cold!
The average glass water bottle weighs 17 ounces (or 552 grams). The average stainless steel model weighs 13 ounces (or 365 grams), which is almost one pound lighter!
Easy to clean
Being made of stainless steel, this water bottle is easy to clean. You can pop it in the dishwasher or handwash it with soap and warm water.
Stainless steel is naturally odour-resistant. It won’t smell like the last thing you put in it, so if you fill your water bottle with coffee one day and orange juice the next, it won’t retain those smells for days on end.
It protects the environment.
Whilst all of the above are good reasons to switch to stainless steel bottles, the main reason and the only reason that may be enough on its own, is that it protects the environment.
The manufacturing process of single-use plastic bottles alone causes irreversible damage to our environment. By switching, you are helping save over 365 single-use bottles from entering landfills each year.
And that’s it! If you’re looking to make the switch, we hope this article has given you some reasons why stainless steel is a better choice.