It’s Time To Ditch The Single Use Plastic Water Bottles! Why Invest In A Reusable?
In this day and age, it’s pretty intuitive that single use plastic water bottles are bad for the environment. They end up on landfills, in the sea or, at worst in the belly of a fish. 60 million plastic water bottles getting heaped onto the landfill every single day, and it takes those 60 million around 1,000 years to decompose. That convenient swig might not be so convenient after all.
Why Go For A Reusable Alternative?
The Water is Literally Healthier
Often, plastic bottles are made with BPA, a chemical that makes them hard and shiny. The cheaper the bottle on the shelf at Tesco, the more BPA it’s likely to have in it. When these bottles’ temperature rises while you’re at the park or at the bottom of your bag, the chemical bonds in plastics break down, transferring potentially toxic chemicals into the water inside. Perhaps even more worryingly, 93% of bottled water has been found to contain microplastics. You may have heard about these little toxic particles in terms of cosmetics, body washes or Tupperwares. Whilst we don’t know yet too much about what the long term effects of consuming micro plastics means for a human body, it’s pretty safe to say that chugging it straight out the bottle isn’t going to be good.
It Saves You Money
Shelling out £2 every time you feel parched might not be the most economic way to quench your thirst. The average cost of tap water in the UK is 0.1 pence per litre, compared to 65p for a one litre of bottle of water. When you invest in a reusable bottle, you are saving yourself a lot of money in the long run.
It’s Better For The Environment
Like we mentioned above, single use plastic water bottles are awful for the environment. For every regular bottle of water, it takes about 3 times the amount of water inside it to create the bottle. From the oil used in the initial creation of the plastic, to your Highland Spring label floating at the bottom of the sea, plastic bottles are unsustainable throughout their whole life cycle. In comparison, just one stainless steel water bottle is equal to 50 plastic bottles in manufacturing energy consumption. That’s mega.
So, what’s next?
It really is time we push against the rising landfill piles of plastic and unnecessary single use bottles. The next step is finding a reusable bottle that suits your style, vibe and needs. In Chilly’s Bottles, there’s literally hundreds of sizes, styles and colours that all suit a different need or aesthetic.