First we were told to stay away from tap water. So, we all made the switch to drink water from plastic bottles. Then we were told to stay away from plastic bottles due to the scientific reports alluding to the fact that some plastic bottles are potentially hazardous due to toxic chemicals being released into the water. Bisphenol-A (or BPA) is one such chemical that was (and in some cases still is) used in plastic bottles. This ominous chemical has been linked to various health disorders including infertility. Then came the whole ‘green’ movement teaching us to be more sustainable and start using re-usable bottles to house our water.
So, we are now faced with a few options including aluminium, glass and stainless steel…
Aluminium bottles worry me a little as they have an inner lining. Some contain BPA and some don’t. However, even the ones that don’t, advise you not to wash the aluminium bottle in the dishwasher. I’m guessing this must be because the heat may cause something to happen to the internal lining.
Glass can be a bit delicate and not a wise option for clumsy ones like me who tend to drop things.
Stainless Steel is both durable and safe. No lining. No nasty chemicals. Dishwasher safe.
I’ve discovered the EarthLust all-round friendly bottle for you, your loved ones, and the environment – 100% BPA free stainless steel bottles. The stylish Earthlust range has a wide range of different cool designs and sizes available.
Just stop to think for a minute about how many people consume one or more plastic bottles of water each day, and the phenomenal impact that we could make by switching to a re-usable stainless steel drinking bottle.
What action have you taken to reduce your plastic water bottle consumption?
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