Ditch the Plastic: 5 Environmentally Safe Water Bottles
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Say Goodbye to Plastic Bottles This Summer
Plastic can start to degrade and leach chemicals when used at very hot temperatures. Wondering why this is a summer problem? Think back to the last time you left a water bottle in the car. A car parked under direct sunlight can reach temperatures past 100 degrees in just a few minutes and on hot summer days, those temperatures can come close to 200 degrees.
Some plastic bottles are made with materials like BPA, phthalates or PVC, which can release harmful chemicals that disrupt the hormonal system in your body, especially when exposed to high temperatures.
Your best bet is to avoid plastic bottles by using stainless steel or glass bottles instead. These products are reusable and minimize waste, thereby helping the planet. Here are some of our favorites:
Klean Kanteen Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle
These bottles are great at keeping your drinks hot or cold, but the best part is that they’re durable and last for years. Klean Kanteen is great for kids because they can withstand being dropped frequently—we’ve had ours for over 5 years!
Plus, you can get one with a loop or sports cap. We love the sports cap because little kids can’t spill the liquid and it's less messy when drinking.
Tip: Carrying more than one bottle in your bag? Get non-insulated bottles so your bag doesn’t feel as heavy.
BUY IT: Amazon, $25
Yeti Rambler 64oz Vacuum Insulated Stainless Steel Bottle
Yetis are known for their excellent insulation, which keeps your drink hot or cold for a lot longer than other bottles do. This is perfect for moms who are chasing little ones and want to drink their coffee hot, or for when you want an ice-cold drink on a sweltering day.
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Stainless Steel Insulated Infant Bottle
If you’re trying to avoid plastic bottles and don’t want to deal with glass, this is the perfect solution. Pura Kiki makes bottles that are 100-percent plastic-free. The bottles are also stainless steel with a silicone top and sleeve.
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BPA-Free Glass Water Bottle and Protective Silicone Sleeve
Glass is a great alternative if you’re trying to avoid plastic bottles. Worried about breaking it? These bottles come with a silicone sleeve that cushions falls to avoid shattering.
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Contigo Purity Glass Water Bottle with Silicone Tether
Contigo makes great bottles that are well known for being leak-proof but, until recently, all their bottles had plastic caps. Now you can even get glass bottles with silicone sleeves that are plastic-free.
BUY IT: Amazon, $15