3 benefits of using a reusable water bottle
If you think one person cannot change the world, think again. By investing in a reusable water bottle, you could not only improve your own health, but also improve the health of the environment. Here are 3 great reasons why you should get a reusable water bottle.
Why use a reusable water bottle
1. It is better for the environment
Every 60 seconds, an incredible 1 million single-use plastic bottles are purchased around the world. What is even more shocking is that this number is expected to increase by 20% by 2021. By using a reusable water bottle, you can save an average of 156 plastic bottles a year, so if you think one person can’t make a difference – they can!
2. It is better for your finances
In the UK, a 1L disposable bottle of water will cost you around £1. In the US, a bottle of water can cost you up to $2. On average, each person in the U.S. will consume about 13 bottles of water per month, which is about $30 per month spent on water bottles alone! Investing in high-quality reusable water bottle, you could save almost $360 a year, or in the UK about £160.
3. It is better for your health
Disposable plastic bottles contain a chemical called BPA – bisphenol A. BPA is an industrial chemical that has been used to make certain plastics and resins since the 1960s. BPA is found in rigid, clear plastics such as water bottles and can be harmful to your health. Most if not all reusable water bottles are made from BPA-free plastics and are therefore much better for you.
Plus, if you’re someone who regularly forgets to drink enough water or struggles to stay hydrated, having a bottle of water with you at all times could make a huge difference. A reusable water bottle can sit on your desk while you work and can go to the gym with you. It will help you remember to keep drinking water and be able to see how much you have drunk, it will be a wake up call if you are not drinking enough water!