The Easiest Way to Pay Tribute to Earth Day: Reusable Water Bottles
It seems that we have a thing for water… I know that we're sounding like a broken record, with all our water talk (Tapped the Movie, causes and editorial reviews), and reviews of reusable water bottles (The KOR water bottle, the Good Life Gear bottle, the Vapur Anti-Bottle), but really, you know that the use of reusable bottles (along with reusable bags) is the easiest, most effortless way for anyone to feel a little more green.
And we care, not just because there are over 30 billion plastic bottles filling our landfills EVERY YEAR in the U.S. alone, but it's also the deception from the bottled water industry and the completely unnecessary cost to us as consumers. Watch this little eye opening video:
And since we know that not everyone has been converted to reusable – yet, we thought that we would provide even more reusable water bottle options. You'll certainly find something here that you'll be proud to lug around…
|BottlesUp Glass Bottles – Certainly one of the prettiest water bottles around. Made from 75% post-consumer recycled glass. It's obviously BPA and plastic free and safe to drink from. The food grade silicone cap and rings add color, style, grip and shock absorption value to the bottle. LOVE. Buy directly from the BottlesUp website.|
|The Bamboo Original – Clean, safe and stylish bottle that is made from the practically inexhaustible resources of bamboo and glass. This insulated bottle is great for sipping cold or hot beverages. Available on the Bamboo Bottle website, BuyGreen.com or Amazon.
|Rivé – So elegant and graceful. This is certainly the water bottle I would have sitting on my desk if I worked in the chichi fashion industry. Being glass, this bottle is, bien sûr, completely non-toxic and won't leach. Gorgeous. Buy on the Rive website.|
|KOR Vida Hydration Vessel – We love the original KOR bottles. And we love their brand new designs even more. The KOR vida is made of steel with a tapered profile, an ergonomic handle and a threadless spout to drink from. Sexy. Buy from KORwater.com or from Amazon.|
|Life Factory Glass Bottle -These glass bottles are wrapped with a cool silicone sleeve. We love that this company also makes baby bottles with the same modern sensibility. Teething rings too. Let's keep our little ones away from harmful BPA, phthalates, PVC, polycarbonate, lead and latex. Buy from the Lifefactory site or from BuyGreen.com.|
|Gobie H20 – If you are still not convinced on the quality (or taste) of tap water, go with a reusable bottle that incorporates its own water filter. The Gobie H20 is BPA free, of course. Buy it here.|
|Brita Water Bottle – Finally, Brita has brought its filters to the portable water bottle. this bottle is BPA-free, NSF certified to reduce chlorine taste and odor and one filter is said to replace 150 plastic bottles. Completely worth it. See a list of retail spots here, and that includes Amazon.|
|h20 Spring Water – IF YOU HAVE TO go with disposable (there are definitely plenty of occasions that necessitate that), at least consider a water like H20, packaged in an earth-friendly, renewable, aseptic package. Available through a variety of retailers, including Whole Foods, Kmart and Amazon.|
Get in the habit of using your reusable water bottle and I'm quite certain that soon enough, like me, you will cringe when you see shoppers picking up that carton of 24 single use bottles destined to spend a 1000 years or so in a landfill…
BTW, plastic bags are just as harmful, with Americans alone using 1 billion shopping bags every year, creating 300,000 tons of landfill waste. See our reusable shopping bag guide to help with that.
Yeah. We DO have a thing for water.