Sunday, January 23, 2011
Today I did a bit of research on water bottles. I like to drink 2 to 3 Litres of water per day, especially when I'm exercising, and I usually buy water when I'm out, or reuse a previous plastic bottle. I have known for quite some time that plastic bottles are not only bad for you, but bad for the environment.
Here is some interesting information on where they come from, how we get them, and all of the other things you probably didn't know presented in a cute little videoWatch here.
After I watched this video, I decided to look into other ways to carry water around with me which are better for myself and the environment. I discovered an Australian company called Cheeki. They make Stainless Steel water bottles :) They come in various sizes, and have a range of different colours and patterns to choose from. They are also very switched on to the damaging health and environmental affects that plastic bottles bring. Here is a little snippet of info from their website:
"About BPA: Bisphenol A is extremely widespread among many household plastics such as baby bottles and food storage containers. BPA is a chemical used in the manufacture of plastics and epoxy resins and is a known carcinogen that has been linked to brain synapse, reproductive and developmental impairments. Canada announced in 2008 it’s intent to ban the sale of baby bottles containing BPA’s.
Furthermore, repeated use of common disposable bottles (PET) can cause the plastic to break down and carcinogens to leach into your drinking water. Try leaving a full plastic bottle (re-used) and a full Cheeki bottle overnight and next morning take a sip from each – the difference in taste is incredible. Cheeki Lids are made from BPA-free non-leaching polypropylene."
It is so scary to think that so many people are unaware of this!!!
"Environmental Concerns - Unless disposable plastic bottles are incinerated, they will be around in landfills, oceans and parks for hundreds of years. Most of us nowadays like to think that we are environmentally conscious, yet take a look at how many people are buying, carrying around and throwing out plastic bottles on a daily basis! Its mind-boggling. (not to mention the health risk, the taste or the expense). Millions of plastic bottles are thrown out – it’s really one of modern life ’s most ludicrous “developments” (not to mention the energy consumed in transportation and refrigeration)"
On top of all of this, can you imagine how much money you would save by purchasing one of these babies!?!?! Well Cheeki can, and they lay it out for you on there website: Cheeki Stainless Steel Bottles.