//The Dangers of Plastic Water Bottles

The Dangers of Plastic Water Bottles

When’s the last time you took a sip from a plastic water bottle? Whether it be a reusable or disposable, you may be gambling with your health’s future. “But my bottle is BPA free!” you cry. While I’m certainly happy to hear that, you’re not completely out of the woods.
Plastic water bottles have been around for a long time, but the standards for them don’t have that same history. Chances are if you’re drinking from a plastic water bottle you’re safe from BPA. After all, it finally got enough press coverage to pressure most major distributors into removing the chemical. But what about phthalates and all those other confusing ingredients you’ve never heard of in your lifetime? There are numerous other chemicals in plastic that we truly don’t have the answers for. Which begs the question, would you like to be the scientific guinea pig for various chemicals we have little to no knowledge about? Wait, you wouldn’t?
There’s a reason that companies such as Rootblue and other reusable stainless-steel bottles are bursting onto the market. People are starting to wake up and realize that so many of the questions we have about plastic should be answered in a lab and not in the water we’re drinking every day. Speaking of which, did you notice the water you drink from those bottles tastes eerily similar to the tap water coming out of your home faucet? Maybe even your tap water tastes better. That wouldn’t be a surprise considering tap water is often used in the very brands you buy by the bottle. The real difference is that you’re paying as much as thousands of times as much for bottled water as you are from your tap.
Not only does your health suffer when you consume water from plastic bottles, but the environment around you does, too. The plastic bottles we drink from everyday degrade at a rate that allows them to stick around for thousands of years. 80 percent of the plastic water bottles we buy end up in landfills. Couple that with the fact that many of the landfills these bottles go into often seep into local watersheds, and that plastic bottle comes back to haunt you in more ways than one.
So, what’s the solution to this plastic mess? Buy something that isn’t literally trying to kill you. A Rootblue bottled can be refilled and safely cleaned every single day, without any of the nasty toxins you’ll face with plastic. Not to mention, a stainless-steel Rootblue is built to go the distance, allowing you to have a single bottle for your entire life. Talk about a tiny carbon footprint!
Whether you decide to go the Rootblue route or not, we heavily encourage you to avoid plastic at all costs. We care about your health and the environment that we all share with one another, so do yourself a favor and help take back the tap.

By | 2017-12-30T15:19:53+00:00 September 1st, 2017|Nature|1 Comment

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