Why reusable bottles are better than plastic
Wherever you’re going, whatever you’re doing, water fuels you. Pedal faster, feel the ache in your calves as you pound the streets or conquer your gym regime at home. Drink water to refresh and rehydrate even as you work from your home desk. Life runs on water, so drink in plenty by refilling a reusable. Here's why.
From the production of single-use plastic water bottles to where they inevitably end up, there’s not much going for them. Investing in a reusable water bottle helps the environment in all the ways that plastic water bottles harm it.
By using fewer resources, emitting less harmful gas, and protecting water resources and the creatures who live underwater, these are all ways reusable water bottles help to protect the planet.
When it comes to plastic water bottles, much of the dependency on environmental resources is in the production stage, with oil.
According to research over 17 million barrels of oil are used to create more than 50 million plastic water bottles per year in the US alone! If used for another purpose, that amount of oil could fuel 1.3 million cars for an entire year or power 190,000 homes.
The creation of single-use plastic bottles releases 2.5 million tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere every year. Such extreme amounts of carbon dioxide being released into the atmosphere means we are heating up the planet too quickly and by choosing a reusable water bottle, you’ll be helping to slow down that process.
So, think again when you reach for a single-use bottle out of convenience.
Refill not landfill
While you may dispense of your reusable water bottle eventually - since nothing lasts forever - your far more likely to see plastic bottles ending up in a landfill, each taking hundreds of years to decompose.
The UK uses 13 billion plastic bottles every year. Only 7.5 billion are recycled and the remaining 5.5 billion are landfilled, littered, or incinerated. Plastic entering landfill then ends up polluting the beaches and oceans, harming marine life.
It’s also beneficial for water resources that you use a reusable water bottle. Science tell us that it actually takes more water to produce a plastic bottle than the amount put in that bottle for drinking.
Choose to reuse
Whether you have a water cooler or fountain that serves filtered and chilled water, or like the multi-function KettleTaps in kitchen spaces that give hot, boiling and cold choose to refill and reuse.
Help turn off the plastic tap and refill a reusable bottle, such as Chilly’s and SHO, that keep hot drinks hot for 12 hours and cold water chilled for 24! Reusables are better for the environment because they use less oil, release less carbon dioxide, they won’t flood landfills, and they’re good for water in general.