The Case of Plastic versus Steel Water Bottles

Steel water bottles are coming into their own for every good reason. If you’re still purchasing drinking water in plastic containers there are a few hard facts that you and your family should know.

Despite convincing everyone that the plastic used for bottled water is ‘recyclable’, make no mistake that PET (polyethylene terephthalate) that they’re made of still takes some 400 years to decompose. In which universe can that honestly be called recyclable?

Statisticians are saying that at the rate we’re going, by 2050, the oceans will carry more plastic by weight than fish! Read that again! Then understand what sort of inhumane impact that will have for planet earth’s marine life. It is unimaginable is it not?

Be the judge and the jury here and see there isn’t really a case for plastic bottles, is there? So, we trust you’ll desist from that costly purchase and kit your family, your club, your office and your community out with stainless steel water bottles as soon as possible. Perhaps we can reverse that inevitable statistic or slow it down at least. We are taking it for granted that you have a home water filtration system from which you fill your stainless-steel water bottles, of course.

Steel Water Bottle Benchmark

We now wish to prepare you for the next con – not all steel water bottles are suitable. Toxic lead levels have been found even in popular brands. Here’s what you need to know.

  • Avoid Aluminium

Because they are lightweight, many fell for aluminium water bottles. Most brands are lined with plastic anyway because aluminium is not a food grade metal. The plastic leaches into the water and worse, it deteriorates over time, coming away and exposing you to the aluminium.

  • Not All Steel is Safe

There is a golden standard in stainless steel water bottles that you want to be sure of to cover all bases. Make sure you only use #304 or 18/8 food-grade stainless steel. That is the closing argument. No further questions.

Lastly, the bonus in stainless steel water bottles, besides saving the expenses of purchasing plastic water bottles, is that they work effectively for hot and for cold liquids. Heat does not cause any leaching nor does it in any way compromise the purity of the water. Stainless steel water bottles are long lasting, and as it is a natural element it is genuinely recyclable.