If you are one those people that buy plastic one-time use water bottles, please read this review! The information I am about to give you will change your mind forever about plastic water bottles use.
Did you know that one-time plastic water bottles may leach harmful chemicals into you drinking water? Chemicals like BPA (bisphenol A), harmful carcinogens, phthalates and other terrible chemicals. Especially if you leave your plastic water bottle in your car where it can be exposed to heat. These chemicals have been linked to illnesses like liver disease and even cancer.
I know everyone out there including myself is guilty of buying plastic water bottles for the sure convenience of it, but is it really worth risking your health? It seems crazy since we are consuming the water to be more healthy in the first place.
Back in December I discovered a wonderful company that makes stainless steel water bottles. The company is called the Green Bottle. The Green Bottle parent company Pure and Simple Solutions is dedicated to producing eco-friendly, affordable and safe re-useable water bottles.
All Green Bottles are made of 18/8 (304) grade stainless steel which is non-corrosive and 100% consumer safe. This is a food container grade of stainless steel which means it will not transfer any taste or smell to your beverage. I know once before I had purchased a re-useable water bottle and quickly discontinued using it because my water tasted like metal and had a funny smell to it. I now know that the bottle I was using must have been aluminum and that is why it had this effect. Some aluminum bottles have to be lined with enamel or plastic, but not the Green Bottle. It is all Stainless Steel.
Stainless Steel vs. Aluminum-(From the Green Bottle website)
Why is Stainless Steel better than aluminum?
While the properties of both metals can be safe for consumer products aluminum tends to transfer taste and smells when used for liquid storage. Because of this, our competitors use a plastic lining to reduce the absorption of taste and smell from certain liquids. Typically this lining is plastic which may contain chemicals such as BPA or phthalates that have shown to leech into food or liquids. Additionally, there have been recent studies that links aluminum to Alzheimer’s disease
I was ecstatic when the fine people at Pure & Simple Products agreed to have me do a review for them. I was sent two Green Bottles to try out for myself. I received a 25 oz wide-mouth bottle and a 20 oz backpack/purse size Green Bottle.
This is what they look like.
Fantastic, aren’t they?
I love that both these bottles are really well made. They are sturdy and very well designed. The neck of both these Green Bottles is wide enough that you can even put ice-cubes into your water if you wish. Each Green Bottle came with TWO different caps. One sports cap and another cap that has a travel clip on it. This makes it really convenient to take your Green Bottle anywhere with you. The caps themselves are safe too. They are polypropylene which contains no BPA or phthalates. They are made of hard and heat resistant plastic and are consumer grade for food containers.
I drink a lot of water. In fact if you have read some of my other reviews you might remember that I gave up drinking pop of any kind over 2 years ago. Water, water, water always drinking water. I now take water to work every single day. The Green Bottles are so fashionable. In fact I usually just carry mine by the clip. I find it is a shame to hide it in my lunch bag. LOL.
Green Bottles are available in three different sizes 12 oz, 20 oz and 25 oz. They have a huge variety of different designs to chose from and even make customized bottles. You just have to supply the artwork, logo or idea and they will make it happen. Green Bottles would make a wonderful gift for absolutely anyone. Young or old, male or female. There are designs for the delicate flower type or the hard core sports fan. Oh and I should also mention that all the paints that Green Bottle uses are Non-Toxic Water-Based Acrylic Paints that contain absolutely No- Lead. (Sorry thought it was important to interject that as well) Fantastic idea for a school or organization fund-raiser too.
Now on to more reasons why you should consider buying a Green Bottle. Here are some scary facts you might not know.
~In 2004 and every single year since 26 Billion litres of water is consumed per year in the USA alone.
~This translates into 28 Billion Plastic Water Bottles every single year.
~86% of these plastic water bottles end up in the trash.
~Plastic Water Bottles do not decompose-they fill our land sites with pollution.
~That equates to 700 Plastic Water Bottles in the garbage EVERY SECOND!
~The USA consumes 17,000,000 Barrels of Oil per year by producing Plastic Water Bottles!
PLASTIC WATER BOTTLES ARE NOT ECO-FRIENDLY-GREEN BOTTLES ARE!!
Just think about it. Green Bottles are safer for your health, help save the environment and cost less than plastic water bottles. Please, stop buying plastic one-time use water bottles.
According to the Green Bottle Company on average (in the USA) you pay $1.50 /per bottle for non-reusable plastic water bottles. That can quickly add up to $400.00 per year. That is 1900 times the price of tap water. For less than 4% of that $400.00 you can buy a Green Bottle and re-use it over and over again. It could last a lifetime and you are doing your part to save the planet too.
Pure & Simple Solutions actually donate 1% of all their Green Bottle sales back to the planet. They donate funds to non-profit organizations dedicated to helping sustain our planet.
If you want to save money-support eco-friendly businesses-protect the environment and protect your health then visit the Green Bottle website today and take the first step to a better you.
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