Staying hydrated is super important in staying healthy. When my husband and I first got married I noticed how little water he drank. He often suffered terrible headaches and had been since he was a teenager. I suggested that he drink more water. Kind of reluctantly he agreed and started drinking the recommended amount of water for his weight. And you know what happened? His headaches went away. Just think all those years of headaches were caused by dehydration. Dehydration!
While staying hydrated is important using plastic disposable bottles can get really expensive and pollute our land and oceans; destroying ecosystems and killing animals. But there are some great alternatives that will save you a ton of money and help preserve the life of our earth and animals.
The Yeti is one of my favorite travel cups because it will literally keep your beverage hot or cold for 8 or more hours. I love water and every night before bed I get a big cup of ice water in my Yeti knock off, purchased at Walmart, and when I wake up the next morning it’s still as cold as when I first made the glass of ice water. I mean that’s pretty incredible. Now, the Yeti and it’s knock offs still have plastic in them (lid and straw). However, the little plastic used is a great alternative to all the plastic bottles you would be using that would end up in the landfill or in the ocean. The cups are made from stainless steel which is rust resistant and very durable. You can by a Yeti here for about $35. Or the knock off at Walmart for about $28 here.
2. Glass Water Bottle
Glass water bottles are usually sold with a stainless steel or bamboo cap making them plastic free. Some glass water bottles are made from Pyrex glass which is very durable and other aren’t and break easily. So be on the look out for that when you are purchasing your water bottles. Glass water bottles are great because you can usually buy them in bulk pretty cheap which allows you to fill them up and store them in your refrigerator for on the go moments. Be cautious freezing these as some are not freezer friendly. If you want a freezer friendly alternative try mason jars instead. Also, these can get a bit heavy depending on the type you buy. You can buy 6 for about $18 on Amazon.
This product is new and hasn’t hit the market yet. It’s a clear pouch of water that can be eaten! The product was developed by college students in London who are passionate about reducing plastic pollution to combat climate change. The edible container is made from seaweed and is actually cheaper than plastic. It is even strong enough to hold spirits and cosmetics. To learn more click here. The company, Skipping Rocks Lab, who is producing the product is still new and only has the Ooho products available at events. But with this revolutionary product be on the look out in the future.
4. Bamboo Water Bottle
Bamboo water bottles are great because bamboo is a very sustainable wood. Find out why here. They are also really light weight unlike glass. Usually the whole cup is not bamboo, however, those do exist. They are just hard to find and usually need to be lightly oiled to last. Instead companies will choose to us bamboo as a plastic alternative on their glass, ceramic, or stainless steel bottles making the bottle more eco-friendly because plastics were not used. Because of this the price of bamboo water bottles vary and can be found at Target, Walmart, Amazon and other large companies.
5. Stainless Steel
We already talked about the Yeti but there are other stainless steel cups that are really affordable. You can find these at most large retailers and the price range varies from $8-30.
Disclaimer: Information expressed in this article is solely the opinion of the writer. The writer is not held liable for any damage or health concerns resulting from information or endorsement from this article. If in doubt, always contact a health professional before using a new product on yourself or others.
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