Containers from S’well, BKR and Yeti top the list of reusable water bottles helping the environment — and your wallet.
Americans are thirstier than ever.
People have spent more than $9 billion on bottled water, according to Nielsen. And the average American pours about $266 a year on disposable water bottles down the drain each year — so opting for reusable bottles instead can save up to $17,290 in a lifetime, according the Earth Day Network’s estimate.
So, many shoppers are wising up by grabbing cute, reusable water bottles. After laying out the initial $10 to $30 to pick one up, they can refill their chic containers from a faucet or fountain and sip water for free into infinity. In fact, the reusable water bottle market is set to reach $10.19 billion by 2024, according to Transparency Market Research.
The growing push to reduce plastic waste, as places like Starbucks have announced plans to stop using plastic straws, has also encouraged more people to buy into reusable water bottles as an environmentally-conscious option. Only 23% of the plastics we use are recycled each year, after all, with the rest (around 10 to 20 million tons) flooding the oceans and landfills.
But it can be hard to know which plastic-free vessel is best. So here are seven bottles to stay hydrated this summer and beyond.
S’well bottle, $42
This whimsical 25-ounce option boasts insulated stainless steel to keep water cold for up to 24 hours — or drinks hot for up to 12. (A bottle of wine happens to be 25 ounces, as well. Just sayin’.) Sarah Kauss started the company in 2010 with “a mission to rid the world of plastic bottles.” Plus, the company has given $800,000 to UNICEF USA since 2015 to help provide clean and safe water to the world’s most vulnerable communities. “Our mission continues to evolve to not only help individuals make simple changes in their everyday lives to positively impact the environment through programs like our Million Bottle Project, but also to support communities in need through important partnerships with UNICEF USA, RED and BCRF,” a S’well representative told Moneyish. So sip your drink and feel good, too.
— Hydra-Zorb (@HydraZorb) October 11, 2016
Camelbak Eddy, $11.25
If you crave the simple, hassle-free life, this one’s for you. The dishwasher safe, easy-to-carry, 25-ounce bottle makes for the perfect everyday to-go container, and comes with a great price tag, too. The wide mouth makes for an easy fill, and the cap loop makes it super easy to lug around. And it comes with an integrated straw, so you can sip while saving even more plastic, as well.
— bkr (@mybkr) January 3, 2018
BKR Tutu bottle, $48.00
This one liter glass bottle comes with an “opaque ballet pale peachy pink” silicone sleeve that can be swapped out for 14 other colors. Although the glass makes this one a bit heavy to carry around and is not intended for extreme temperatures, the signature small mouth makes it easy to drink from, and both the glass and the silicone sleeve are dishwasher safe. This San Francisco-based company is also known for its collection of makeup and skincare products, making it a favorite among celebrities and beauty editors — so you can be sure you’re sipping in style.
— Cal Rec Sports (@calrecsports) January 25, 2018
Brita Sport Bottle, $9.99
Get clean-tasting water with this 20-ounce soft squeeze bottle that filters while you drink, so you can fill this up just about anywhere and still feel safe about what you’re guzzling. The spout makes it easy to sip your impurity-free water, and the carrying loop makes it perfect for the gym or a busy day on the move. It comes in orange, violet, navy and aqua blue, too.
— CORKCICLE (@Corkcicle) July 13, 2018
Drinking water has never looked cooler. This stainless steel 9-ounce turquoise canteen is 100% recyclable and comes with flat sides for easy grip, as well as a non-slip rubber bottom and three layers of insulation guaranteed to keep your water as cold as can be. And taking a sip out of this will also do some good, as Corkcicle gives 5% of all online sales to charity:water, a non-profit organization that provides clean drinking water to those in need. You can also chose from 15 other stylish colors, like Gloss Riviera Blue.
I've never truly appreciated insulated bottles until I started to spend time in the desert. There's nothing better than having ice water 8-miles into a 14-mile hike when it's well over 100F.⠀
My current system is to fill one of these @yeti Ramblers to the top with ice and … pic.twitter.com/gdLuANjRqh
— Colin Levitch (@colinlevitch) August 6, 2018
Yeti rambler bottle, $49.99
This one is for the hardcore naturists out there. This weather-resistant, steel constructed stainless steel canteen is the perfect outdoorsy bottle, whether you’re taking a staycation in your backyard, or scaling serious mountains. In fact, sibling founders Roy and Ryan Seiders were inspired by their love of the outdoors to build a sturdy, everyday cooler that would last. With a spill-proof cap and ‘No Sweat’ technology that prevents moisture from building up, you can pour a large cold or hot beverage into this 36-ounce bottle.
— H2O-Pal (@H2OPal) May 1, 2015
H2O Pal, $99.99
You won’t miss a drink with this one.This 18-ounce glass smart bottle comes with a hydration tracker that logs how much water you’re drinking, and syncs the data with your smartphone and your Apple Watch. You can also connect it to the Amazon Alexa app to get notifications about your water intake. Fitted with a stainless steel lid, protective silicone bands and the detachable tracker at the bottom, this bottle is perfect for those of us who need a little nudge in our hydration game.
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