Did you know that about 1 million plastic bottles are bought every minute globally? What is worse, is that about 1500 plastic bottles end up in landfills or in our oceans every second. Plastic bottles are not only bad for our health but also end up creating unnecessary waste which finds its way either into our water bodies or else, gets dumped into landfills. It is high time we switched to an eco-friendly water bottle to save our planet and at the same time boost our health.
Forget bottled water; tap water is just as good! Pour it into a reusable water bottle, and always have fresh water on the go without wasting plastic.”
– Ashlan Gorse Cousteau
What are plastic bottles made from?
Single use plastic bottles used to store water, carbonated beverages and food products are made from polyethylene terephthalate, commonly known as PET. These bottles take approximately 450 years to photodegrade, which means that a plastic bottle will outlive us by centuries.
The problem of micro-plastic particles
The problem with plastic items is that over time, they tend to leach chemicals into the beverage or food stored in them. It has also been found that when plastic bottles are left under heat and sunlight, they release chemicals into the liquids. Alongwith microplastic particles, plastic bottles also adversely affect our health, as substances like antimony which causes dizziness and depression, and Bisphenol A which has been linked to obesity, diabetes and cancer can be found in PET bottles.
The cost of single use plastic bottles
Most packaged drinking water is marketed as mineral water. But here’s something no one will tell you. It is nothing but tap water. In fact, 90% of the cost of bottled water is solely because of packaging, and not the quality of water.
Which is the best eco-friendly water bottle?
Copper water bottles are considered to be the best eco-friendly water bottle. Some Copper health benefits include aiding in the absorption of iron, promoting heart health, and boosting the immune system. So when you store water in a copper water bottle you get the double benefit of aiding your health and also reducing plastic waste.
Eco & Faye has come up with a one of a kind, eco-friendly copper water bottle. It is the perfect plastic-free alternative, with 100% pure copper lining and a trendy floral design. What’s more, even the lid is completely plastic-free! Eco & Faye is dedicated to zero waste so that our packaging is also made using compostable, recyclable materials.