Why You Should Invest in A Reusable Water Bottle
Many people choose to use disposable plastic water bottles for a number of reasons including convenience, better taste or supposed health benefits. Although staying hydrated is extremely important, the high number of plastic water bottles being used is not good for our planet. They take up space in landfills, pollute oceans and require a large amount of resources to produce.
At Regen Waste, we want to encourage people to limit their plastic usage by considering other options such as reusable bottles. These are a cheaper, safer and more sustainable alternative to disposable ones. Here are 3 reasons why you should invest in a reusable water bottle.
Currently, around 38.5 million plastic bottles are used every day across the UK and 15 million of these are not recycled. However, even if they are recycled, they can take up to 400 years to decompose. Investing in a reusable water bottle will reduce the amount of plastic bottle you buy and will ultimately have a positive effect on the environment.
Plastic contains several toxins that are dangerous for your health; these are called BPAs. As water sits in the bottles, these chemicals seep into it. Also, as the bottles are designed for one use, washing and reusing them will allow more toxins to transfer into the water. When purchasing a reusable bottle, ensure it is BPA free as this will prevent you from drinking any nasty chemicals. Find out more about BPA and how it might affect you.
The bottled water market in the UK is currently worth £3.3 billion and with prices up to £2 per bottle, purchasing disposable bottles can quickly become an expensive habit. Purchasing a reusable bottle and refilling with tap water can help you and your family save a significant amount of money over a short period of time.
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