Three Plastic Water Bottle Alternatives
Water Bottles and Pollution
Why Not Plastic?
Plastic accounts for over 60 percent of the oceans pollution. Water bottles are not eco friendly and have many hazardous effects on the environment. It takes seventeen million barrels of oil to create the amount of bottled water we consume in the United States alone. Most plastic bottles contain BPA's that can get into the water inside them . Plastic does not biodegrade. It goes through a process called photodegeneration where it is broken down by heat and sunlight. When it is completely broken down it turns into hazardous chemicals like BPA's that get into water, land and animals.
Edible water container
There is a new alternative that is eco friendly and edible. It is called the Ooho. This little gel sack is made of brown algae and calcium chloride. The algae creates a transparent sack around the water that looks like a little transparent water balloon. To drink the water inside you only need to apply a little pressure to make a hole. When you are done drinking the water you can eat the container. If you don't want to eat it that's alright because it is completely biodegradable and non toxic. The Ooho has not yet hit the market, but you can make your own for now.
How to make your own Ooho
Ingredients to make your own Ooho
Biodegradable Water Bottles
Potato and Corn Bottles
Bio plastic is made out of plants instead of oil. They are biodegradable and can be found on Amazon. Water bottles are not the only product made out of bio plastic. This new alternative is becoming more popular and has a wide range of products ranging from plastic silver wear to baby toys. This new plastic is durable and has the same benefits as original plastic without the hazardous effects. These products can decompose as quickly as eighty days in a compost bin.This is infinitely better for the environment since because they do not break down into BPA's.
Metal water bottles
Steel Water Bottles
This alternative can be used again and again for many years. The steel water bottle can be bought online and in many different stores. It is the easiest of the three to find. If you are looking for a quick and easy replacement this is it. The steel water comes in different designs shapes and sizes. There are some made especially for kids. You can't put them in the microwave, but they are virtually indestructible.
Steel water bottles
No more plastic water bottles
A Solution For Everyone
Organic algae containers you can eat, biodegradable corn plastic and good old fashion metal water bottles are all great alternatives to using plastic water bottles. Whichever you choose you can't go wrong with these eco friendly containers. They each provide you a way to stay hydrated without contributing to pollution.
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