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7 reasons to choose a reusable water bottle

How much would you be willing to spend on a bottle of water? 10, 20, 30…$1500? No, it's not a joke. A limited edition S'well-Swarovski water bottle entirely covered with crystals can cost the equivalent of a monthly rent. Very beautiful, though. Fifteen years ago, water bottles were a must have for boy scouts or those who think sleeping in the woods for a month is a fun holiday. Going back in time, we can trace the trend of water bottles to the 60s, to the period of the unbreakable bottle made in Nalgene, created in a laboratory in Rochester by the president of the company who then equipped all the boy scout troop of his son.

Tell me what water bottle you choose and I'll tell you who you are

Today the water bottle is a trend and is experiencing a new momentum. The sector is booming: estimated at 7.4 billion dollars in 2015, it is expected to rise to 10.19 billion dollars by 2024. Almost everyone you know is likely to have at least one reusable bottle, and if you go through "water bottles type" you'll find many kinds of this object, from cheap, edgeless bottles to exaggerated ones with wireless speakers and ambient light.
Among the best reusable water bottle there are those of enamelled aluminum
How do I choose the best water bottle? There are an infinite number of them, but let's not forget the fundamentals: resistance, neck diameter not too large, easy to open, insulating and washable. And of such capacity and weight as to be transported without effort. Not to mention design. Perhaps not everyone cares, but for many it represents an important variable: the best water bottle is not only functional but also aesthetically beautiful.

Before choosing the best water bottle, it is advisable to have a clear idea of what you want to do with it. From transporting hot or cold drinks to outdoor activities.

Why use a reusable water bottle?

We've been wondering this too, and we discovered that the renaissance of water bottles has more to do with the environment (than just is still one of the main reasons).

1 Environment

According to a United Nations report, every year more than 8 million tons of plastic end up in the oceans and at this rate we will end up with more plastic in 2050 than fish in the sea. Italy, with its 192 litres of water per capita, holds the record in Europe for the country with the highest consumption of bottled water, twice the European average. By using a water bottle, the consumption of plastic can be drastically reduced.
Having a reusable water bottle with you helps to avoid plastic waste

2. Harmful substances

Why should plastic bottles not be reused? Most of the reasons concern bisphenol A (BPA) - although its negative effects have never been demonstrated - and polyethylene terephthalate (PET), from which the bottles in which we store the liquids are made. PET tends to deteriorate and spread into the element it contains. Reuse, whether for heating food or storing liquids, is therefore highly discouraged.

3. Proliferation of bacteria

Plastic bottles are not intended to be re used but thrown away after the first use. For this reason, they are not expected to be easy to clean or scratch-resistant and consequently bacteria can find the ideal habitat for their proliferation.

4. Charity

Tons of companies that produce reusable water bottles participate in charity or sustainability initiatives and donate part of the proceeds from the purchase of water bottles to charity.

5. Travel and sport

How comfortable is the water bottle for travel and sport? Simply fill it the night before for the next day or get close to the fountains without having the anxiety to find a place nearby where to buy water.
Drinking often thanks to a water bottle allows you to ingest the right amount of liquid during the day

6. Hydration

Drinking a lot is the rule if you want to follow a proper diet. In this sense, the water bottle allows you to keep your body constantly hydrated. The new generation of water bottles are synchronized with apps that constantly monitor the level of liquids and signal when it's time to drink.

7. Aesthetics

There's no point in denying it. The water bottle has become an accessory to show off like a bag or shoe. Companies have found that people are willing to pay a premium price for a product that is not only high quality but also aesthetically pleasing. In addition, people love to post photos or make stories documenting their wellness activities and often water bottles are the protagonists.

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