Equipping yourself with reusable bottles can serve two important purposes – keeping you hydrated by having a convenient source of water you can carry around with you, and helping to reduce your plastic waste by stopping you from buying as many single-use plastic bottles. Choosing a bottle or bottles that you like will make it all the more likely that you keep using them and remember to bring them with you when you’re heading to work or out and about.
Reusable water bottle materials
You’ll find reusable water bottles in various materials, including plastic, although you’ll still be saving lots of plastic by reusing one plastic bottle over and over again rather than buying single-use water bottles. Stainless steel water bottles are also a popular choice, which are nice and durable and insulative, helping to keep your drink at the right temperature. Other options include aluminum bottles, which are slightly more lightweight than stainless steel, and glass bottles, also these can be prone to breaking.
Different drinking mechanisms
How you drink from your water bottle can also vary slightly from one bottle to the next. Do you unscrew a lid and drink from it like you would from a glass? There may be a smaller opening to drink from rather than one the full diameter of the bottle. And there are bottles where you have to squeeze or suck the water out, and some with built-in straws that you drink from.
Novelty water bottles
There are various gimmicks when it comes to reusable water bottles, too, some useful and others just for fun. Your bottle may simply have a nice pattern or design on it, or a popular character or franchise, especially great for encouraging kids to drink more water. Some may have novelties like changing color when you fill them or glowing in the dark, for example. Some may have markings on them to show you how much you should drink by a certain time of day.
Collapsible water bottles
If you carry your water bottle with you when you’re out and about, while hiking for example, then you might get annoyed with how much space it takes up in your bag. Collapsible water bottles expand to their full shape/size when you fill them, and then can be folded up or collapsed when they are empty, allowing them to take up less space the more you drink from it.
If you want to enhance the taste of your water, then a bottle with a built-in infuser is a great idea. You can add fresh fruit or veg to the infuser, such as lemon or cucumber, to infuse your water with those flavors.
Make sure you’ve also got a supply of fresh, spring water at home or at work, so you can always fill your bottle up with good-tasting water. Contact Mountain Park Spring Water to find out more about our bottled water delivery service and our equipment such as water coolers.