Is your New Year’s resolution to drink more water? If so, why not get a reusable glass bottle to keep you hydrated when on the go?
Looking at these lovely bottles got us thinking more about water. Water covers 71% of the Earth’s surface, and is vital for all known forms of life. Our bodies are 66% water and even though we could survive without food for more than 30 days, we would last less than a week without water. Amazingly only 2.5% of the Earth’s water is from freshwater sources!
Unfortunately water – and especially our oceans – is also a place where humans dump their rubbish. Over 6 billion kilos of rubbish’, including considerable amounts of plastic, is being dumped into the ocean every year. Fortunately a few committed people are taking actions to tackle the problem of irresponsibly discarded plastic bottles. Harvard University students have voted to banish plastic water bottles from their campus, and Hollywood actor Jeff Bridges is one of a number of high profile celebrities encouraging his fans to stop using plastic bottles.
Glass lovers know that when they choose glass they are making a positive impact on the environment. Even when a glass bottle reaches the end of its life, it is 100% recyclable as it can be melted down and used to produce more glass products. Also, a glass bottle is completely inert and does not react with its contents, making it safe to use over and over again.
So next time you reach for that bottle of water – help the planet and make sure it’s a glass one
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