8 Reasons to always carry a reusable water bottle

Drinking water is essential for your health. It is involved in many essential functions like helping your brain function, maintaining the balance of body fluids, and flushing out waste from your body.

Since we spend a lot of our time out of home, some of us often drink water from disposable bottles or cups (at the office, for example). It is known that only 36% of people regularly carry a reusable water bottle with them.

Single-use plastic water bottles are thrown away by the billion per year. That's 35 billion per year only in the United States. These numbers are staggering, and as it's estimated that less than 10 percent of plastic thrown in bins in the last 40 years has actually been recycled. That's not good for our planet since plastic is not biodegradable. The discarded bottle will sit in a landfill or on the ocean for decades before it becomes microplastics – which will continue to pollute our environment.
Below are 8 reasons why would be better to use a reusable bottle:

1. Increase your daily water intake

Staying well-hydrated is vitally important to health. The human body is 60% percent water, and even the slightest bit of dehydration impacts how you feel.

Carrying a reusable water bottle with you will encourage you to drink more water throughout the day. Drinking plenty of water will improve digestion, regulate body temperature, stabilize heartbeat, regulate blood pressure, cushion joints, and much more.

2. Most of bottled water is tap water

In a report entitled "Take Back the Tap," Food & Water Watch explains that 64 percent of bottled water comes from municipal tap water sources - meaning that people are often unknowingly paying for water that would otherwise be free or nearly free. People may believe the myth that bottled water is purer and healthier than tap water, largely because of the bottled water industry's ubiquitous and crafty marketing tactics.

3. Save water

It takes around three times as much water to produce a plastic water bottle as it can actually hold. This means that three liters of water are needed to make a water bottle that only holds one litre. You can help to conserve our natural water resources by carrying a reusable bottle.

4. Save money

A reusable water bottle will save you money. Wash and refill the bottle as often as needed so you will have fresh and clean drinking water with you at all times.

5. Better looking skin

By drinking plenty of water consistently every day, the skin's elasticity is improved to have a healthy appearance. Skin is the largest organ of the body and has a high cell turnover rate, so it is always in need of hydration from the inside out.

6. Reusable bottles are better for your health

Single-use plastic bottles are not only causing major harm to the planet, but they also can be bad for your health due to the leaching of chemicals used to make the bottles, as these toxins can leach into the water over time. BPA and other plastic toxins can then make their way into your bloodstream, which can cause a host of problems, including various cancers as well as liver and kidney damage.

7. Keep track of how much water you drink

The average human should be drinking at least 8 cups of water a day. A reusable bottle can help you keep track of how much water you drink, instead of just randomly drinking from a bunch of single-use bottles or cups (and tossing them when they're finished).

8. One bottle will last you for years of use

Since our personal possessions are less numerous, we can more clearly determine what is important to us and take good care of them to make them last. A reusable bottle is more than just a bottle. It's your everyday companion. It develops personality and character the more it is used, and it can be maintained for years.

You can choose a reusable bottle made of stainless steel, glass, or silicone. There is also the option of a reusable plastic bottle, but it can leach some chemicals used to make the bottles into the water over time. However, any reusable bottle is always better than a single-use plastic bottle.



Sources: https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/people-not-using-their-reusable-water-bottles-poll-finds_uk_5ad5a5d6e4b0edca2cbd5d0c; https://www.ecowatch.com/us-recycling-industry-2652630035.html; https://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/