Making the Switch to Reusable Bottles
While plastic water bottles are convenient compared to unfiltered tap water, they cause more harm than good to both your wallet and planet.
Here are a few ways on why buying a reusable water bottle can help accomplish saving your money, help save the environment, and be healthier!
✅ Save Your Environment
Once the plastic bottle is disposed of it creates a burden on landfills and our natural environment
- Plastic waste, including bottles, kills an estimated 1.1 million marine animals per year.
- 38 billion water bottles end up in US landfills per year.
- Plastics require about 700 years to dissolve, meaning they accumulate rapidly in the environment and have negative impacts for centuries.
Choosing a reusable water bottle is clearly better for the environment in countless ways. They use less oil, release less carbon dioxide, they won’t pack landfills, and they’re good for water in general.
✅ Save Your Money
A Penn State University study found the average American can save $1,236/year if using a reusable water bottle instead of buying plastic. That averages out to around $6,180 for five years. (That’s typically the minimum life expectancy of a reusable water bottle.) Many bottles cost under $20 and come in various styles to fit your budget and personal need.
✅ Health and Happiness
Most disposable water bottles contain a chemical called bisphenol A., more commonly known as BPA. It predominantly enters your system by seeping into your food and liquids leading to damages to the immune system, digestive system, brain, behaviors and prostate glands.
Let’s stop the cycle. Buying plastic that ends up in your trash, then going out to buy more plastic bags and more plastic bottles—where is the reasoning in that?
At The EcoFairy, our goal is to help you build a more sustainable life by offering you a line of reusable products. We offer products that last and that will help you reduce the amount of plastic you use.