Stainless Steel Water Bottle with Bamboo Lid

$53.00

Stainless Steel Water Bottle with Bamboo Lid

  • Food Grade Stainless Steel is guaranteed free of heavy metals & toxins.
  • BPA Free
  • Easy refillable, to reduce the need for single use plastics
  • Vacuum insulation. Keeps your drinks cool for hours
  • Not for HOT drinks

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Stainless Steel Water Bottle with Bamboo Lid

Stainless Steel Water Bottle with Bamboo Lid

Stainless Steel Water Bottle with Bamboo Lid 750ml

  • PLASTIC FREE: Made from Stainless Steel, Unvarnished Bamboo and Food-Grade Silicon
  • HEALTHY: Food Grade Stainless Steel is guaranteed free of heavy metals & toxins.
  • CLEAN: No Paints, Coatings or Lacquers of any kind.
  • WELL MADE: You will enjoy using this durable water bottle will for years & years.
  • SIMPLE: Single layer steel.
  • Holds 750ml. Extra big mouth is great for adding ice cubes.

Steel, Glass, and/or Plastic Bottles: What is the best choice?

But between steel, plastic and glass, which is the best? The truth of the matter is that there are pros and cons to owning each.

  1. Stainless steel bottles have a number of pros and cons. Typically, they last longer than glass or plastic because they are corrosion resistant, and do not leach chemicals when exposed to sun/heat. They are generally more expensive than plastic, as the cost to produce them is much higher due to being energy intensive. However, stainless steel is 100 percent recyclable. The best option for selecting stainless steel water bottles is food grade #304 or 18/8, which means there are 18 percent chromium and 8 percent nickel. Additional information on stainless steel water bottles can be found online.
  2. Glass is another option when choosing water bottles. Most of us know that just about every beverage tastes better out of a glass bottle or cup, but the downside is that they are breakable and less likely to last a long time compared to plastic or stainless steel. In addition, recycling rate is low and some public places do not allow glass too. However, in addition to tasting great glass does not leach when left in the sun/heat, but the cost of a glass water bottle is generally much higher than our other two options.
  3. Plastic seems to be the most popular reusable water bottle, although glass and stainless are gaining in popularity for the reasons listed here. Plastic water bottles are cheaper to produce than stainless steel and glass, which makes them very attractive for consumers. However, the recycling rate of some plastics is low and the life cycles are short too. Plastic water bottles often end up in landfills and can take nearly 700 years before they start to decompose. One of the biggest downsides to plastic water bottles is that they leach, whereas glass and stainless steel do not. Consumers with apprehensions over plastics leaching chemicals may want to review the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for more information, such as the use of Bisphenol A (BPA)-a chemical component often found in polycarbonate plastic. Some manufacturers of reusable water bottles do produce products free of this chemical and typically note that on labels or the item itself. In addition, plastics made with BPA will often have a resin code of 7 appearing on the item.

Additional information

Capacity

750 ml

Brand

Unbranded

Pros and Cons

Are Plastic or Stainless Steel Water Bottles Better?

Plastic

Plastic water bottles have received some negative press in the past for containing Bisphenol-A, a.k.a. BPA, a chemical linked to cancer. Fortunately, companies responded and most water bottles sold after 2010 are now BPA-free. However, it’s still important to acknowledge what type of plastic bottle you’re sipping from and also to take into consideration what those little numbers on the bottom of your bottle stand for. Disposable water bottles, which you can often pick up at the gas station or in packs of 24 at the grocery store, are labeled with a number 1 and are only meant for a single use.

Although washing and refilling these bottles seems like a smart choice for the environment, they are not durable enough to withstand multiple uses and often end up leaching unwanted chemicals into the water. To protect yourself and the environment, look for bottles labeled with the numbers 2, 4 or 5. Although these are prone to retaining odors and staining after constant use, they do not leach chemicals, are the cheapest bottle options on the market, and come in a variety of styles. So go ahead and be picky—there’s a perfect plastic water bottle out there with your name on it. No chemicals included.

Stainless Steel

If you’re still concerned about BPA and the possible chemicals that could leach from a plastic bottle, opt for stainless steel. These bottles are constructed from culinary-grade stainless steel and are non-reactive, meaning they won’t shed harmful toxins when filled with H2O. However, be mindful not to confuse these canteens with their aluminum cousins.

Aluminum is reactive to acidic liquids, so the bottles are lined with an enamel or epoxy layer, which some scientists have linked to BPA. Yes, these bottles are lightweight and feature design-centric styles, but it’s safest to keep away from them. Stainless steel offers those same attractive features without the worry of dangerous chemicals.

The Winner

If we take time out of our days to target certain muscle groups during a workout and prepare a meal with carefully selected ingredients, why wouldn’t we pay attention to the type of water bottle we’re hydrating our bodies with? Reusable plastic bottle manufacturers claim their containers haven’t contained BPA since 2010, but stainless steel has no need for any type of lining that could potentially leach harmful toxins.

Although stainless-steel bottles are more prone to denting when dropped, the material won’t crack like its plastic alternative. Plus, the polypropylene cap is one of the safer plastics on the market, though many bottles do have a stainless-steel cap option. So the next time you find yourself lost in a sea of water bottles, wade over to the group of stainless-steel options. Your body (and Mother Nature) will thank you.

By Emily Elveru on April 19, 2017

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