Use a Reusable Water Bottle

10th Govember 2019

We need to drink plenty of water on a daily basis, so it shouldn't really come as a surprise to us when we get thirsty. With the inevitability of needing a drink during the day, when going on a day trip, a water bottle should be an essential.

By water bottle, we don't just mean popping into WHSmith at the train station or buying a bottle from Tesco with your meal deal. Investing in a reusable water bottle means that you can fill it up with water at the start of the day and top it up with tap water, as and when you need it.

The average person gets through 3 water bottles a week, which is not only a waste of money but resources too. Plastic water bottles aren't biodegradable, however, they do degrade. This means that over time they break down into smaller pieces of plastic, but will remain in the environment forever. These microplastics then end up in our oceans and become embedded in our food chain.

Not only are plastic bottles bad for the environment, but they can also be bad for your health. Plastic is made with chemicals that have the potential to contaminate the water in the bottle. The chances of contamination increase when the bottle has been sitting in a warm environment. Reusable bottles made from stainless steel and glass don't contain these chemicals, so your water stays pure and contamination-free.

Credit: Chillys/Huffpost UK

If you're on the look our for a reusable water bottle, we'd recommend Chilly's. These bottles are conveniently sized to take around with you and uses flask technology, keeping water cool for up to 24 hours (or warm for 12 hours). As a bonus, they also have tons of cute designs and colours to choose from!

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