Let’s face it. Lifestyle products are more than just objects that we use to get the job done. They’re accessories, and they say something about us. The products and brands we choose make a statement about the causes we believe in and what we stand for.
And that’s why stainless steel water bottles have become an essential for those who prioritize style, health, and sustainability.
Stainless steel water bottles have become immensely popular among fashion-forward and environmentally conscious individuals due to their sleek design, eco-friendly fabrication, and plentiful color options.
If you want to make a statement while making a positive impact, keep reading to find out more about how stainless steel water bottles help you stay hydrated while contributing to a healthier and greener planet.
Stainless Steel Water Bottles Benefits
Adding stainless steel water bottles to your everyday carry items comes with several advantages that can improve your health, save you money, and reduce plastic waste, all while blending fashion and functionality.
Let’s take a look at some of these benefits:
We all know that single use plastic is a major contributor to environmental issues, and this is a problem that will have to be addressed in the near future. But that doesn’t mean that individuals can’t do their part to make a difference in the meantime.
It’s estimated that it takes 1,000 years for a plastic bag to disintegrate in a landfill. But that doesn’t mean the plastic bag is gone because plastic doesn’t decompose the same way that organic matter does. Rather than decomposing, plastic fragments into microscopic particles that can then seep into the soil and contaminate water sources.
Most people tend to have an “out of sight, out of mind” attitude toward this issue, but what they don’t realize is that the plastic they are sending to the landfill is making its way back into the environment and ending up in our water supply.
Yet we still continue to treat single-use plastics as a necessary evil by carrying our groceries in them, wrapping our food in them, and drinking out of them.
Stainless steel water bottles are one way that we can greatly reduce the amount of plastic we consume, and we mean this in every sense of the word (but we will get to that later).
Let’s imagine that all 400 million people living in the United States only throw away ten non-recyclable plastic water bottles every year. On the very low end, these types of bottles weigh about ten grams. So that’s only about one hundred grams of single use plastic water bottle waste per person. Doesn’t seem too bad right?
Well when you do the math, that comes out to about fifty tons of plastic waste per year in the US alone! And we’re only talking about single use water bottles!
In reality, it was estimated that in 2019 there was an average of about 500 pounds of plastic waste per person in the United States.
Unfortunately, most of this doesn’t come from grocery bags, food containers, and water bottles. If that were the case, individuals would have more power to make a difference.
This is why it’s important to use and promote products that advocate for a healthier lifestyle and a healthier planet. We can be the change we want to see by choosing sustainable products like stainless steel water bottles. This way, we can drastically reduce the amount of plastic waste in our environment, as well as in our own bodies.
We all know that we’re basically made of water. We’re made of some other stuff too - but mostly water. So it’s a no-brainer that drinking plenty of water is part of a healthy lifestyle.
Adequate hydration is absolutely necessary for your body to be able to carry out its basic processes. Your level of hydration will directly affect your brain function, digestion, and heart health. Hydration also allows your body to protect your joints and tissues, regulate your temperature, and get rid of waste. Without proper hydration, your body can’t perform these functions efficiently, which can result in brain fog, fatigue, and body aches.
Some data suggests that nearly half of all adults in the United States don't drink the daily recommended amount of water, and most of the people in that group actually drink much less than the recommended amount.
Did you know that having water in your hand will actually help you drink more of it? It sounds silly to say it that way because you obviously can’t drink water without picking it up and putting it in your mouth, but it’s true!
Keeping stainless steel water bottles with you at all times is a great reminder to drink plenty of water, and you’re more likely to follow through with your hydration goals since you’re investing in a product that will help you reach them.
The thing about humans is that we tend toward doing things that are around us. For example, have you ever been in an airport waiting for your next flight and decided to go buy a $30 dollar sandwich? You’re probably not in the habit of buying $30 sandwiches in your day-to-day, but you did it anyway. Why?
Well you were there, it was there, and you were hungry! The same will be true for your stainless steel water bottles - whenever you get thirsty, it will be the first thing you grab if it’s right next to you. So make sure it’s full of nice, clean water!
Keeping smarter and healthier options around us can often deter us from making poor decisions based on impulses. I know when I get hungry, fast food sounds pretty good, but that requires me to get in my car, drive to the nearest fast food restaurant, and wait in line without all of the other impulse eaters. But if I have a bowl of fruit sitting in my kitchen, I am much more likely to have an apple instead.
The same is true for thirst. That’s why I keep stainless steel water bottles on my desk, in my car, and usually on my nightstand as well.
In addition to making smarter choices about how we address our thirst, stainless steel water bottles can also do something else for us that can make a huge difference in our long term health. This has to do with something we mentioned in passing earlier, but it’s important to go over it in more detail because it’s a problem that doesn’t get enough attention. We’re talking about microplastics.
Microplastics can seep into the beverages we consume from the plastic containers where they are stored, and this tends to happen much more quickly when the containers are exposed to heat.
You might be thinking, “Well, when I buy bottled water at the store or gas station it’s usually cold or at least room temperature, so that probably slows down the plastics from getting into the water.”
But what we need to consider here is that single use plastic water bottles usually have to come a long way before they make it onto the shelves at your local convenience store. During their journey from the bottling plant to the shelf, single use plastic bottles can be exposed to all kinds of weather conditions.
First, they go onto pallets that are stored in warehouses, and these warehouses are usually not climate controlled. Then they are loaded onto a semi trailer, which is essentially a giant metal box with wheels, and after being unloaded, they can often be left sitting on a dock while being exposed to direct sunlight for hours!
Although studies are still underway, it is believed that microplastics can cause hormonal changes, disrupt brain development, and even cause cancer. You might think that because there is such a small amount of microplastics in bottled water it probably doesn’t make much of a difference, but take a minute to consider this: how much aspirin does it take to get rid of a headache?
The simple answer is, “Not much.” Even adding what seems like miniscule amounts of certain substances to our diet can make a huge difference in the way our bodies function.
A study conducted by Penn State showed that on average there are about 325 plastic particles per liter of bottled water. In contrast, there are only about 5.5 plastic particles per liter in tap water. So contrary to popular belief, pre-packaged bottled water may actually be more detrimental to your health than tap water!
Using stainless steel water bottles can drastically reduce the amount of plastic you are consuming. Also, water bottle stainless steel won’t release plastic particles or any other harmful chemicals into your water, and they can last for years due to their durable and reusable design.
Practical Benefits of Stainless Steel Water Bottles
Stainless steel water bottles are some of the most durable water containers you can buy, but they do vary from one manufacturer to another. Since they are made from stainless steel, they will almost never break, no matter what you put them through. However, there are some important features you should look for in stainless steel water bottles that will contribute to its usefulness and overall lifespan.
Although stainless steel is a hard metal, it can be bent or even punctured fairly easily if the steel is thin. Stainless steel water bottles made from thin or low-grade steel will have a much shorter lifespan than stainless steel water bottles made from superior materials.
That’s not to say that high quality stainless steel water bottles will be like carrying around a cannon barrel! Small differences in thickness and materials can make a big difference in durability, without making heavy and inconvenient stainless steel water bottles.
Stainless steel is a pretty good conductor for heat, which means that single wall stainless steel water bottles will not keep your drinks hot or cold for long. As soon as you fill up your single walled stainless steel water bottles, it will start to even out with the ambient temperature.
On the other hand, double walled stainless steel water bottles have a vacuum between their two walls. This means that the air is removed from the empty space, which results in your water or coffee staying cold for much longer. Since there is no air inside the vacuum, there is nothing for heat to transfer to.
Another added benefit of double walled stainless steel water bottles is that they don’t sweat. Since the outer walls of stainless steel water bottles are largely unaffected by the temperature of the water inside, you will almost never see condensation on the outside of your double walled stainless steel water bottles.
zak! Stainless Steel Water Bottles
zak! has been keeping its customers hydrated in style since 1976. Our line of high quality stainless steel water bottles comes in different sizes, colors, and models, giving you plenty of options for beating your thirst while making a statement.
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