Everyone knows plastic bottles and paper cups are bad, but that doesn't make eradicating them from your daily life easy. Of course, it's easier to make a change when you're spending most of your time at home, but it's important to prepare for life in public again, and urban life feels almost impossible to navigate without damaging the planet long-term. If only there were *gasp* some kind of solution…
Environmental campaigners have been urging people to invest in a reusable bottle for ages. We produce more waste than the planet can handle, so buying one is an easy, almost too-logical way to do your bit to help put a stop to that. For context, Americans purchase about 50 billion plastic water bottles per year, averaging about 13 bottles per month for everyone in the US. So by using a reusable bottle, you as an individual could save an average of 156 plastic bottles annually.
To dole out a much-bastardized word, a reusable water bottle is a sustainable choice.
But if saving the world isn't enough incentive to start using a reusable bottle, perhaps you'll be swayed by the fact they're now — wait for it, fans of late capitalism — a bona fide fashion accessory! Environmentalists have been championing the cause for years, but now reusable bottles are also cool.