Are you drinking enough water? Chances are you’re probably not. But guess what? The easiest way to remember to drink more water is to carry a water bottle at all times. In 2013, the National Cancer Institute’s Food Attitudes and Behaviors Survey found that an alarming 78 percent of people surveyed admitted to drinking fewer than the right amount of cups of water each day. Because roughly 60% of the body is made of water, it is extremely important to drink enough to maintain the body’s fluid balance, which helps transport nutrients in the body, regulate body temperature and digest food. Dehydration causes headaches and muscle fatigue, not to mention reduces the brain’s capacity for short term memory.
Disposable plastic bottles are bad for the environment, they contain chemicals like BPA that leach into your water. All in all, from oil extraction to bottle creation to actually bottling the water, it is reported that this process of bottling water contributes at least 2.5 million tons of carbon dioxide pollution per year.
And this is all before the bottle is even used. Once the bottle is disposed of, either properly or improperly, it creates a huge burden on landfills and our natural environment. Here are some brief statistics on what happens to plastic bottles once they are used:
Plastic waste, including bottles, kills an estimated 1.1 million marine animals per year.
38 billion water bottles (in the US alone) end up landfills, per year.
Plastics require about 700 years to dissolve, meaning they accumulate rapidly in the environment and have negative impacts for centuries.
FUN FACT: Bottled water quality is often the same or worse than tap water. Bottled water companies devote an incredible amount of resources getting you to believe that the water you are drinking is worth the exorbitant cost due to its high quality. However, in many cases, the water is sourced from public tap water, and depending on the company, it’s not even being filtered properly because bottled water is not subject to the same regulations as municipal tap water.
A reusable water bottle takes less oil to produce, replaces all the plastics that you would have used and thereby reduces both your carbon footprint and helps reduce the plastic burden on landfills, oceans, streams and other places that plastic waste ends up.
Benefits of drinking water constantly
Reduces heart attack and stroke risk
Prevents headaches and keeps you alert
If your goal is to reduce your contribution to plastic waste, it’s important to note that not all reusable water bottles are ideal. For example, a plastic reusable water bottle will require oil to create and will have many of the same negative health effects as water from plastic bottles, especially if you want to use your bottle to carry hot beverages like tea. Toxins from plastic more easily leach into water that is hot. So, when you pour your favorite hot beverage into your plastic reusable water bottle, you are creating an infusion of toxic byproducts.
Which is why it’s believed that the best option for a reusable water bottle for both health and environment is a stainless steel water bottle. With a stainless steel water bottle, you are not only reducing the amount of oil needed to create it, but also contributing to the movement of reducing plastic waste. Steel is a non-toxic alternative to disposable plastic water bottles and plastic reusable water bottles. With an eco friendly stainless steel reusable water bottle, there is no risk of leaching toxins into your beverage AND it will motivate you to constantly drink water every day as we all should, which gives us access to all the health benefits that water alone provides to our bodies and well-being.
The Eco-Ego vacuum insulated water bottles keep your drink of choice at the temperature you want it to stay throughout the day, made of FDA approved and durable stainless steel. These vacuum insulated water bottles work by creating a buffer between the liquid stored in the compartment and the external environment, keeping the temperature inside the bottle consistent, they are double-walled, which prevents condensation forming on the exterior of the carrier. In addition to keeping your drink at your desired temperature, not to mention that our vacuum insulated water bottles are far more eco-friendly and sustainable than disposable plastic counterparts.
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