Think Reusable Bottles, Forget Plastic Bottled Water
People often claim the reasons they buy bottled water is because of convenience, supposed health benefits, and better taste. Yet, a majority of consumers cannot identify any valid reasons as to why they choose bottled water over a reusable bottle. In a way, you could assert that filling up a reusable water bottle for the day is more convenient than finding a store that sells bottled water and having to wait in the check-out line to pay. Many studies have shown that using a reusable bottle is not only beneficial for our wallets, but for our health as well.
Here are 5 reasons why not to purchase bottled water
- Bottled water is not any healthier or cleaner than tap water, although the industry may claim
- One plastic bottle can take hundreds of years to decompose; therefore, loading up our landfills for years at a time (Greeniac24)
- Expensive and costly compared to drinking tap water or filtered water from a reusable, biodegradable bottle
- The production of one plastic bottle uses energy, emits toxins into the air, and uses more water to produce than actually put into the bottle for drinking
- Plastic bottles contain a harmful substance called polyethylene terephthalate, or PET, which is dangerous to human health (Greeniac24)
Here are 5 benefits of using a reusable water bottle
- Better for our environment by reducing the amount of fossil fuels and toxins released into the air during production
- Durable, stylish, and can help you decrease your carbon footprint (Greeniac24)
- Tap water is more cost-efficient. Bottled water can cost up to 500 times the cost of tap water
- Better for your health and the health of your family by using a BPA-free, lead-free reusable bottle
- Convenient. Most public facilities have water fountains to fill up your water bottle
Most would think these facts are a no-brainer and the better choice is to have a reusable bottle, yet millions of bottles of water are purchased every day. We all have the choice to make a change for the environment, the economy, and our personal health; we just need to take that step forward and Ban the Bottle.