Updated October 2018 with a 5th reason.
We're all about helping the planet, and using reusable water bottles and reducing plastic is part of that mission. Here are some key reasons why using a reusable water bottle is great for you and the environment:
50 billion water bottles are used annualy in the US, costing 17 million barrels of crude oil.
And only 23% recycled. You do the math! Even if more people tried to recycle, we're all still paying the environmental costs of transportation, bottling, etc.
The label on water bottles usually show mountain streams or fresh springs, but that doesn’t mean that's where the water is actually coming from.
The markup on plastic bottles of water is in the thousands! Skip the unnecessary cost and save money by filling up at home.
Our Stainless Steel Eco Bottles have a lifetime guarantee, so if you swap out bottled water for our refillable bottles, it's like you're making money :D
Plastic isn't just bad for the planet, it's bad for your bloodstream too. Many studies show that polycarbonate plastic, a type of plastic used in many household and food products, gradually leaks a chemical called bisphenol-A (BPA) into the foods and liquids that are stored in containers made from this material.
The chemicals released by these plastics can alter hormones and have other negative effects. Animals are also affected by the chemicals and can be permanently injured or die as a result of the poison.
Using a reusable water bottle is like bringing your own bags to the grocery store - it shows you care about the environment and brings awareness.
Taking this a step further, all of our water bottles include a tree planted on every sale! Double win for the Earth!
The WHO (World Health Organization) did a study and found that over 90% of bottle water tested from major companies contained plastic fibers. Source: The Guardian.
Safest way to drink: Use a stainless steel or glass bottle, and purchase high quality purified water from a local water store in your city.
We're passionate about the outdoors, so we made indestructible, insulated stainless steel water bottles that can take a beating while keeping your drinks fresh.
Buy a quality bottle once and it will last you a lifetime. In fact, all of our bottles carry a lifetime guarantee!
Whether you want hot coffee in the mountains or ice cold water at the beach, we've got you covered!
Our water bottles are double wall insulated - Hot stays hot, cold stays cold, and the outside of the bottle won't condense or change temperature.
Water is good for you, so keep drinking it! Choose a durable, reusable stainless steel water bottle and add it to your mental checklist of things to remember when you leave the house (wallet, keys, water bottle).
And yes, you alone will make a difference. You're not only saving tons of plastic from the Earth, you're also spreading positive vibes for the environment.
Studies show that 50 billion water bottles are sold yearly in the US and yet only 23% are getting recycled. This means that nearly 38 billion of those water bottles were trashed, leading to increased pollution and landfill waste. This also has an economic impact by producing more than $1 Billion in wasted plastic each year, equivalent to 912 million gallons of oil. This could all be avoided by simply using a reusable water bottle to reduce waste.
The plastic water bottles that get placed in the landfill today will take up to 1000 years to decompose.
The landfill issue, however, is not limited to plastic bottles. According to recycleacrossamerica.org, more than 28 billion glass bottles and jars also end up in landfills each year. Even though consumers may think they are recycling, a study conducted by the Container Recycling Institute shows that 40% of all glass bottles put in single-stream recycling bins end up in the landfill and unlike plastic, glass that ends up in a landfill will never decompose.
Laced into plastic water bottles are BPAs and other chemicals that leak out if bottles are exposed to heat or sit around for a long time. Some of these chemicals are possible endocrine disruptors. Do you really want to expose your body to these risks?
And if you're thinking about your health, the truth is that not all bottled water comes from springs or groundwater sources. It turns out that approximately 25% of bottled water is sourced from the tap.
The biggest reasons that people buy plastic water bottles are because they are convenient, and have perceived better water quality. It's just not true. Usually tap water is just as clean, and going 1 step further you can buy filtered water in bulk and have super clean water at a fraction of the cost.
Will you join us in ditching plastic and using reusable drinking bottles? Grab one of our high quality stainless steel insulated eco bottles here. You also automatically plant a tree on the purchase :)
Did you know that the average US household produces 4.4 pounds of trash a day? That adds up to over a ton per household per year!
The statistics are scary, but the solution doesn’t have to be. Going zero waste is one of the most impactful and rewarding decisions you can personally make for the health of the planet.
Plastic Free July has quickly arrived, and here at Tree Tribe, it has us doing a deep dive into ways we can do better for the planet.
But first, what exactly is Plastic Free July? Plastic Free July is a movement born out of a global call for each of us to be part of the solution to plastic pollution and see a world without its damaging effects.