These reusable water bottles are a must-have in your bag at all times!
By Katy Caric
After almost 50 years of mass production, one thing is becoming clear to us all: plastic pollution is a huge problem. Globally, humans buy a million plastic bottles per minute, and 91% of plastic, including those water bottles, aren’t recycled.
But it’s not only that. Water bottled in plastic isn’t good for us. In fact, tap water is generally healthier, and if you have a great filter on your tap, it’s most definitely healthier! Unfortunately, we’ve been brainwashed into thinking ‘store bought’ water is better.
So, what’s the solution for someone who wants to stay hydrated on the go? It’s simple: buy reusable water bottles.
What to look for in reusable water bottles
If you’re looking for reusable water bottles, there are a few things to know.
- Don’t get a plastic one. That rather defeats the purpose! Unlike plastic, glass doesn’t leach into your water. But glass bottles are heavy and prone to breaking. They’re also uninsulated.
- Also stay away from aluminium bottles. They may be lightweight, but as with plastic, aluminium can leach into your water. This heavy metal has been associated with Alzheimer’s disease and other illnesses. No thanks!
- The best reusable water bottles are made of insulated stainless steel. These not only keep your drinks hot or cold, but also prevent denting.
Here, I’ve rounded up my favourite eco-friendly reusable water bottles. My list is based on their beauty, ease of use and healthiness. Get one of these and you’ll never need to buy plastic drinks bottles again!
10 Plastic-Free Water Bottles For Every Day
No matter what kind of bottle you choose to carry with you every day, there’s always one problem: its size. Water bottles take up room! And if you’re fond of carrying around a smaller bag or backpack, that can be an issue.
But not if you go for this collapsable bottle!
It’s made of BPA-free and LFGB Certified silicone, so you can rest assured it’s healthy, strong and useful as heck!
Sure, we know the benefits of staying hydrated, but the vessel we use to transport it and drink from is equally as important. Paani bottles are made from 99.9% copper. Not only does that mean a, stylish bottle, but copper is also a great bacteria killer. Which means your water will never have a funky taste!
To use, why not follow Ayurvedic principles? Simply fill the water and leave for 6-8 hours. So, filling the night before is a good idea. The longer you leave the water sitting, the more alkaline it becomes.
Price: Around $40
Love Star Wars? Pay homage to your favourite character with Corkcicle’s awesome resusable water bottles collection! Whether you show your support for the Rebel Alliance or join the Galactic Empire, the bottles are all super cool and will keep your water cool for up to 25 hours.
Their silicone bottoms mean these bottles won’t slide off tables, and are perfect for travelling. And the best part? The wide mouths of these designs allowsyou to easily fit ice cubes in to make your drink even cooler!
I chose this one as my favourite reusable water bottles because I adore the soft, pastel hues! But that’s not the only thing to love about this. It’s BPA and BPS free, and boasts a core of stainless steel. Evolution’s Amazon bottle will also keep your drinks cool for 24hrs or hot for 12hrs.
Price: Around $25
5. Stay Sixty
Your body is mainly just water, and this company is determined to help keep it that way! Designed in London, these award-winning bottles are perfect for those who have a minimalist aesthetic. They come in basic neutral colours – coal, stone, and blush – and are easy to clean and carry. These reusable water bottles are stainless steel with a rubberised exterior that’s easy to hold.
Price: Around $40
Not all reusable water bottles need to cost a small fortune. This affordable model is super-eco friendly, since it’s made from 100% natural sugarcane. But it gets even better – those canes are actually a waste product from sugar harvesting. And don’t think for a single second that these beauties will dissolve in water. They’re virtually indestructible!
S’well is a brand that has been making reusable water bottles for some time now. We think its teakwood range is a fabulous addition. But don’t worry – no trees were harmed! This design imitates the charm of natural fibres to mimic distressed wood. The bottle itself is food-grade stainless steel, with triple layered insulation to keep your drink cooler for longer.
Price: From $25
The Hitch reusable water bottle features a clever three-in-one design.
The 18oz double insulated stainless steel bottle keeps you hydrated and cool, while the 12oz stainless steel cup is perfect for removing for smaller drinks, like your morning latte. To finish it off, the leak proof cup lid allows you to easily protect your drink so you can sip while on the go.
Great for hot or cold drinks, and for saving the planet from take away cups. *They’re not recyclable, in case you didn’t know!
We’ve all had plastic water bottles that smell funky and make the water taste pretty gross, am I right? Well, the LARQ water bottle will change all that! It boasts a portable water filtration system that combines high-performance Nano Zero filter technology with zerovalent iron.
The end result? Water without harmful pollutants that tastes super fresh and clean!
Crystals have become hugely popular in the past few years, with many loving them for their natural healing abilities. Whether you like crystals because they’re pretty, or because they promote positivity in your life, you’ll want to try this reusable water bottle.
It features a pure crystal stone fastened inside, creating a healing elixir when water is added. Here below, clear quartz is present to support the clarification of the mind and body.