By now, we’ve all seen enough Attenborough documentaries to know that plastics are bad for our planet.
A study from 2019 states that of the 30 billion plastic bottles used in the UK each year, just 57 per cent are currently recycled. Whilst it is more than half, it’s not the desired amount for a 360 turnaround on our perishing corals.
As we all try to become greener in our approach to consumption, there are some simple things to be done, that won’t cost the earth, require little effort and hardly any time at all.
Here is our pick of the ten best options that are available to buy now.
Best reusable water bottles for 2020
Strictly for everyone, with many colourful designs and fun prints to choose from.
It’s leak proof, stainless steel design works for both hot and cold drinks and it’s BPA free. Chilly’s is a top contender, it also has three different sizes between 260ml and 750ml.
Price: From: £17, Amazon – buy here now
Pricey – yes, but it’s also achingly trendy so at least you get brownie points for being in the know; and take it from us marbled patterns are all the rage.
The vacuum sealed bottle ensures cold drinks stay cold and hot drinks, well stay hot.
The mouth of the bottle is also big enough for ice cubes – because that’s just what you need when you’ve sweated your weight in water on your fashionable yoga mat.
Price: From: £21, Amazon – buy here now
Great option for those who like to train hard. The sports water bottle comes in a easy grip bottle and has a tilted head for easy use whilst you exercise.
It’s also available in seven other colours.
Price: £7.99, Sports Direct – buy here now
This stylish bottle is made with a silicone cap and ‘Tritan’ BPA-free plastic. It’s dishwasher safe and comes in pink and blue tones.
The Hip company work with charity, Water for People, to make drinking water more accessible for all people. By making a purchase you’ll guarantee two days of safe drinking water to those in need, in countries around the world.
Price: £15, Oliver Bonas – buy here now
Whether you need something for work or for the kids to take to school, or are a keen cyclist or runner these water bottles offer great value for money.
The durable aluminium bottle include a sports screw lid and plug ensuring there are no awkward spillages.
Price: £9.69, Ebay – buy here now
Get pure, filtered water on the go using the special Brita disks that are activated natural carbon from coconut shells and contain millions of pores.
You won’t have to worry about funny after taste and can rest assured that you’ll get all the valuable minerals, whether you’re on the go or lounging around the house.
Price: £13.86, Amazon – buy here now
Contigo’s thermalock bottle is both stylish and practical.
Thanks to the vacuum-insulated stainless steel construction, it keeps drinks cold for up to 24 hours or hot for up to 10 hours.
The tethered lid is leak-proof and the spout twists off to allow for easy cleaning and so you can add ice cubes.
Price: £17.99, Amazon – buy here now
Taking hydration to boss level, the EQUA smart bottle ensures you’ll never go thirsty again – or you’ll at least be accurately reminded.
It’s a pricey option, but with all the smart features, it’s not hard to see why. The bottle is stainless steel and boasts a smart motion sensor, which glows when it’s time to drink.
Via a free app you’ll get push notifications through to your phone, you can also set water intake goals and track progress.
Price: £74, Amara – buy here now
Looking for hassle-free hydration that also goes towards an amazing cause?
This limited edition design is sleek, boasting a stainless steel insulation to keep hot and cool beverages at their optimal tempratures. The bottles are made from up-cycled ocean bound plastics, which is just one way this sustainable brand helps the planet.
With the sale of every Ocean Bottle, they’re able to fun the collection of 11.4kg of plastic, equivalent to 1000 bottles. A portion of their proceeds also go to the Plastic Bank Community Relief Fund.
Price: £40, Ocean Bottle – buy here now
Another smart, but significantly cheaper water bottle. This smart water bottle from JOSEPH JOSEPH is ideal for helping you stay hydrated throughout you day to day.
Each time the bottle is refilled, a dot will appear on the display lid. Set goals of up to four dots (meaning four bottles worth) and easily track your progress.
Price: £15, John Lewis – buy here now
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