Poll: Do you reuse a glass/stainless steel water bottle or do you use single-use plastic bottles which are devastating for the environment?

Reasons to stop purchasing single use plastic water bottles and switch to a reusable glass or stainless steel bottle (Get a water filter and filter your tap water):

1) Fossil fuels and non-sustainable methods are used to produce single-use plastic water bottles. They are devastating to the environment.

2) Some bottled water is glorified tap water at 10,000 times the cost.

3) Bisphenol A (BPA) and other toxic chemicals can leech out of plastic bottles and end up in your body.

Please go get yourself a water filter and a reusable stainless steel/glass bottle (if you don't already have one). You'll be doing the planet (and your health) a favor.

Update:

They also end up in landfills which have further devastating effects.

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  • 11 months ago
    Best Answer

    I have a wooden bottle for water. I don't bother buying water 'cause tap water is fine here ...

    For coffee / tea I have a reusable thermos mug. Most coffee shops charge less here if you hand them your reusable mug rather than get them to fill a takeaway cup.

  • james
    Lv 7
    11 months ago

    For drinking water we buy the 5 gal refillable jugs. Some plastic bottles are refilled for ice for the cooler box. For shopping & outings. This is tropics. I buy meat it goes on ice in a cooler box or icecream in my vehicle to stay cool. In reused plastic bottles. For my tea. I make a gal. of sun tea a day. But ice in it from the freezer into a gal. Jug to stay cold for the day. Other plastic goes to the dump were it is picked threw by the dump pickers baled & sold. Except red bags. Those are for meat when you buy you put meat in the red plastic bag. It is illegal to recycle them. So they stay in the landfill. Here there is much less packaged goods. You buy produce at the market. Pick out your own. Put in your bag after weighing & paying. Fruit same way. It is open to inspect before you buy. Meat you point at. Tell them how you want it cut. How many kilo you want. They take it of the hook, cut the meat way you wish, put that in a red bag. Same with fish. you point tell them to scale it gut it cut it as you like. Red bag it. No Styrofoam pad or wrappers at the market. Rice comes in wove plastic bags with handle. These are used by most for shopping as bags till they fall apart. Cans & bottles throw out the dump pickers get all of them.

  • ....
    Lv 5
    11 months ago

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  • 11 months ago

    Bit of both, at home/exercise I have a plastic waterbottle I reuse or use glasses.

    At work I have a disposable bottle I refill till its unusable as its a better size to store. I recycle it once its unusable.

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  • Ann
    Lv 7
    11 months ago

    We use stainless steel mugs. Unfortunately, the tap water here (in Dallas) is so nasty that the mugs develop a film caused by algae, and we have to scald and scrub them periodically.

    • Green Wave11 months agoReport

      @Ann - Also consider getting a stainless steel or glass bottle with a cap so you can take it wherever you go (work, vacation), so you can avoid single-use plastic when you are outside of the house as well. Cheers!

  • Anonymous
    11 months ago

    sorry but even filtered my tap water is crap.

    so i buy the big water bottles and recycle them i know it's not perfect but until the water companies improve their product what can i do?.

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