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What Are the Environmental and Health Advantages of Reusable Water Bottles?

There are many advantages to using the Just Bottle reusable water bottles. Some of these advantages are environmental and health-related. In this article, we will discuss both of these advantages as well as look at the other benefits of using reusable water bottles.

There is a lot of information out there. Sometimes it's hard to wade through what's real and what's not when it comes to water bottles. There is some conflicting information about whether or not reusable water bottles are truly better for health and the environment than single-use plastic bottles. And sometimes you might find yourself wondering if there are any benefits of ditching that trusty disposable bottle for something more environmentally friendly. But how great are reusable water bottles? Are they really that good for the environment? And what benefits can switching from plastic bottles to Just Bottle reusable ones provide?

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While the health and financial benefits of making this switch may be high, did you know that switching to reusable water bottles also has environmental benefits? Using a Just Bottle reusable bottle for your hydration will keep a lot of unnecessary plastic out of landfills and oceans. It’s hard to believe that plastic has barely been around for 60 years, and it has already become the harmful ecological problem that it is today. Did you know that every hour over 100 million plastic bottles are sold? That’s a lot of water bottles! And did you also know that about 15 million barrels of oil are used to make those plastic bottles each year? Not only is that a lot of oil, but at the rate we are using them we will run out of oil in just 36 years. 

Ever since we learned in elementary school that the ocean is really big, with millions of square miles to fill up, we've known that it would take a while for the oceans to get totally full of plastic trash. But how long? How many years or decades would it take for the oceans to be overwhelmed by our bloated technological society? A scientific study reveals the answer — about 270 years.

Here are some reasons to switch from single-use plastic bottles to the Just Bottle reusable water bottles:

- Single-use bottled water is produced at a great environmental cost, both in the extraction of fossil fuels to produce the bottle and again in its disposal.

- Reusable water bottles reduce the risk of health problems that come from drinking contaminated or chemically enhanced water. Economically speaking, Just Bottle reusable water bottles can save you a lot of money when you take into account the cost of disposable bottles, trips to the recycle centre, and fees for waste removal. Environmentally speaking, avoiding single-use bottles will do wonders for reducing your carbon footprint and the amount of plastic that is consumed in the manufacturing process.

- The Just Bottle water bottle is made from 100% stainless steel which means no harmful chemicals such as bisphenol-A (BPA) leach into the liquids you are drinking. It also keeps the liquids hot or cold for a long time. Stainless steel does not have any potential presence in liquid food.

- Your purchase from our future-focused business allows us to give 5% of profits directly to Just One Ocean- a UK based organisation working to preserve the oceans for future generations

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It’s easy to feel powerless in the face of a global catastrophe. But when you make a small change to your daily routine, it adds up. And what about when you spread that change into the lives of your family, friends and colleagues?

Perhaps the best option for a reusable water bottle for both health and the environment is a stainless steel water bottle like Just Bottle. With a stainless steel water bottle, you are not only reducing the amount of oil needed to create it, but the possibility of it contributing to plastic waste is virtually zero. Steel is a non-toxic alternative to disposable plastic water bottles and plastic reusable water bottles. Made from 100% high-grade stainless steel-zero aluminium used for a safer all day drinking experience. Temp-Lock™ twin-wall vacuum insulation keeps your drinks hotter and colder for longer. Just Bottles are designed for the outdoors with our Armour-Coat™ Matte Finish and a durable stainless steel handle. We have committed 5% of profits to Just One Ocean.

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