We’ve been going through each of the categories of products that we sell for the past two weeks. First, we talked about how plastic can be recycled into clothing and why you should consider purchasing clothing made from recycled plastics. Last week, we talked about how difficult it is to recycle pens, and why buying recycled or refillable pens are the most eco-friendly options. Today, we finish this series by talking about the benefits of using reusable water bottles.
WHY SHOULD WE AVOID PURCHASING BOTTLED WATER?
WASTE OF OIL
Every year, 17 million barrels of oil are used to create 50 billion disposable water bottles in the United States alone! (DailyInfo) That’s like filling 25% of each plastic bottle produced with oil. (MightyNest)
WASTE OF WATER
On average, plastic bottles take about three times as much water to produce (FreshWaterWatch) than they can actually hold, which means that your 20oz bottle used 60oz of water (and 5oz of oil) to produce.
WASTE OF MONEY
At an average cost of $1.22 per gallon, we’re spending 300 times more on bottled water than we’d spend to drink from the tap (ScienceAlert). The cost might be worth it if the bottled water is safer or better tasting than what’s available from the tap, but that’s not usually the case. In most cases, people in blind taste tests cannot tell the difference between bottled water and tap water (NRDC), and there have been numerous cases of tap water containing less contaminates than bottled water.
REUSABLE BOTTLES HELP OUR WORLD AND YOUR WALLET
Here at Evergreen, reusable, non-plastic items are our gold standard. While we are proud of our products that are made from recycled plastic, they will eventually break down, possibly leading to harmful microplastics entering the environment. Our heirloom and reusable water bottles, however, are engineered to last a lifetime, and they are recyclable if you ever do decide to get rid of them. Hopefully, if you find that you no longer need one of our bottles, you can find someone to pass it on to.
Our bottles replace 2-3 plastic bottles each time you refill them, reducing the need for new plastic bottles to be produced, and saving you hundreds of dollars each year. Add some ice, and these insulated, sweat-proof bottles will keep your water cold and your hands dry all day long.
These can be customized with your logo, or whatever text you’d like. Our laser engraving process removes the powder coating, revealing the highly polished stainless steel below, giving our bottles a unique look and making your branding last a lifetime.
We have 25 oz and 17 oz bottles, both in a variety of colors, and you’ll find our pricing to be very competitive. Take a look and order one for yourself, a dozen for your family and friends, or hundreds for your employees and clients.