IB Water Bottle 500 ml
Aside from environmental benefits, reusable water bottles have many other advantages over disposable ones. For example, using a reusable water bottle is cheaper than constantly buying water bottles.
Every year, billions of pounds of waste ends up in the oceans, forming city sized islands made entirely of trash. A vast majority of this trash is plastic, meaning it will take thousands of years to decompose.
Plastic bottles make up a large proportion of plastic waste, and only about one in five bottles are properly recycled.
What can we do to alleviate the burden inflicted on Mother Earth’s oceans? Reusable water bottles are a convenient and environmentally friendly solution. Every year, 17 million barrels of oil are used to create 50 billion disposable water bottles in the United States alone! Switching to a reusable water bottle would surely decrease the oil used, greenhouse gasses emitted, and bottles thrown away, reducing pollution threefold.
Swapping out a plastic single-use water bottle for an eco-friendly alternative is one of the easier zero-waste swaps available! Plastic bottles go through an extensive pollutant filled process to create. Aside from environmental benefits, reusable water bottles have many other advantages over disposable ones. Furthermore, plastic is not only bad for the earth, but it also has consequences for human health.
Plastic bottles require the use of BPA or Bisphenol. This is the reason why reusable bottles are sometimes labelled as BPA Free; which is a good thing. BPA is a chemical that companies use to make plastic clear and tough. BPA is a harmful toxin and not something that we need to be associated with our drinking water.
At Zero Waste Bali, we believe that once you start using a water bottle, you won't be able to go back to those single-use plastic bottles ever again!