In 2016, more than 480 billion plastic bottles were sold across the world — and by 2021, this is expected to increase to 583.3 billion.
At S’well, we’re big believers in the idea that one person has the power to create great change. We know that by taking simple steps, we can all make a difference.
One way we can do this is by eliminating our need for disposable plastic bottles. We’re sure you’ve heard it before, but making the switch to a reusable water bottle really does come with a whole assortment of benefits. From environmental factors to health reasons, there’s so much to love about a good reusable bottle (especially when they are personalized for an extra special touch).
Let’s dive in and take a closer look at the benefits of reusable water bottles so you can see exactly what all the fuss is about.
You Can Get Creative with their Appearance
We know looks aren’t everything— but it’s fun to get creative. With a reusable bottle, you can choose whatever aesthetic you please. Maybe you’re a Disney Frozen Fan; we’ve got you covered with the Mighty Elsa and Cheerful Olaf bottles. If you’re more into the idea of a subtle Teakwood or Geode Rose, we’ve got those, too. Loving the appearance of your water bottle makes the act of hydrating fun.
Fill Them with Whatever You Want
Whether you’re in the mood for an iced tea, a piping hot vanilla latte, or just a good old fashioned room temperature purified water, you can fill your water bottle with whatever you want. Our 17oz S’well bottles feature triple-layered, vacuum-insulated construction, designed to keep beverages cold for 41 hours or hot for 18. As a bonus, our bottle mouths fit most ice cubes and their copper wall layer means they won’t create condensation on your hand or in your bags.
They’re Better for You
When you drink pure water from a reusable bottle, you’re avoiding the harmful chemicals and effects of plastic bottles, and minimizing waste — which feels good. Plus, reusable water bottles make it extra easy to get your recommended dose of water a day, and reap the benefits of staying hydrated.
When You Hydrate, You…
- Moisturize your skin from the inside out.
- Deliver oxygen to your brain.
- Soothe your spinal cord and other sensitive tissues.
- Flush out your body’s waste.
- Help the body regulate its temperature.
- Internally lubricate your joints.
- Prevent kidney damage.
- Keep your airways moist, helping with asthma and allergies.
Reusable is the Affordable Option
Similar to how making coffee at home is more affordable than going out for your daily cappuccino drink, the same holds true for reusable water bottles. For the recommended 64 ounces of water per day, bottled water costs $1,800 a year, which is 26 times more than filtered tap water. Making the one-time investment of buying a reusable bottle you love saves you money, and helps the earth!
You Know They’re Durable
Reusable water bottles are far more durable than their plastic water bottle counterparts. Wherever you’re using your water bottle, you can rely on it to be sturdy and not squish under the weight of your books, or the contents of your bag. S’well bottles are made from 18/8, food-grade stainless steel with superior construction that allows for refilling and reusing easily. When you’re ready to clean your bottle, just wash it by hand, fill it back up, and bid farewell to the days of single-use plastic water bottles.
One of the main reasons to use reusable water bottles rests in the fact that they’re eco-friendly. The environmental benefits of reusable water bottles are vast and varied — so let’s take a look at some of the key benefits.
They Require Less Oil to Produce
Producing plastic water bottles requires a whopping 17 million barrels of oil each year (to put that number in perspective, it’s the same amount of oil that could potentially maintain one million cars fueled for a whole year). During the production of disposable plastic bottles, petroleum must first be refined into plastic pellets before it can be moulded into water bottles.
They Protect Our Marine Life
Plastic beverage containers are a massive source of plastic pollution. In one day alone, the United States trashes around sixty million bottles, and it is expected by 2050 that there will be more plastic by weight than fish in the ocean. So despite our best recycling efforts, they often still end up in rivers and oceans and disrupt marine life.
You Join the Movement
When you see someone strolling through the grocery store or at the gym with their reusable, stainless steel water bottle, you know they care about their health and the environment. S’well believes it all starts with one reusable bottle– take action today and pledge to join our movement to #reducetheuse of single-use plastic bottles.
Take your commitment to sustainability one small step forward and replace your plastic lunch baggies with a reusable insulated food container. Yum!
Reusable Water Bottles Are a S’well Thing, Indeed
S’well is a proud partner of UNICEF, and we’ve committed $1.6 million since 2015 to help provide clean drinking water to the world’s most vulnerable communities. We’re supporting UNICEF’s efforts to build infrastructure, educate families on water-borne diseases, and promote national reform to make a sustainable, long-lasting change in Madagascar, a country where nearly 50% of the population lacks access to clean drinking water.
Have You Met Your Match?
At S’well, we’d like to invite you to meet your match. Tell us what your go-to beverage is — from tap water to wine and everything in between. From there, our quiz will direct you through some fun questions about your personal wardrobe style, your favorite kind of vacation, and adjectives best describe you. After that, we’ll send you an email with your results to help you pick a reusable bottle. It might be a tough choice to make, but we trust you’ll make the right decision.
If you have any questions about sizes, patterns, or hydration tips, feel free to reach out to us whenever you like! Stay hydrated!