Water Bottle Alternatives

Water Bottle Alternatives

What are some of the alternatives to bottled water?

There are a few alternatives to buying bottled water.  Bottled water has been called the biggest scam of the 21 century by many experts.  Critics claim that bottled water isn’t as healthy as just regular tap water.  However, recent tests on tap water coming out of the faucet have come back toxic (ie Flint Michigan Water Crisis). This has created a very confusing situation for consumers.

Some of the reasons not to buy bottled water are;

  • Price – usually $1 or more for a bottle
  • Lack of fluoridation – bottled water usually doesn’t contain fluoride, which is added to tap water to help teeth.
  • Waste material – most people don’t recycle their used water bottles, which are quickly filling up landfills

Some of the alternatives to bottled water can save you both time and money.  Drinking tap water is just as healthy, if not healthier than drinking bottled water.  If is usually as easy as getting a water bottle that can be reused.  They can be purchased at most store for around $10.

Another, inexpensive option, is to simply open your cupboard and grab a glass.

What are the dangers of not recycling water bottles?

Recycling Water Bottles
The amount of bottled water people drink has been up in recent years.  The amount of plastic recycled has increased as well. Recent studies suggest water bottle recycling is up to 38.6% in 2011, a massive jump from 19% in 2003.

About 38.6% of water bottles are recycled, leaving tens of millions to go to landfills and become waste.  Simply recycling will help to keep plastic water bottles out of landfills.

Several states have put recycling bills into effect, increasing the rate that water bottles are taken into be recycled.  California, Hawaii, and Maine are the only three states that have water bottles specifically in the law.

If you drink bottled water, you should take the time recycling water bottles.  It keeps the environment clean.