What Are Reusable Water Bottles Made Of?
You can buy reusable water bottles made from a variety of materials, including BPA-free plastic, stainless steel, aluminum, or glass. Reusable plastic water bottles are usually the cheapest, but we don't recommend them because they pose the same environmental and health concerns as single-use plastic bottles.
Although the evidence is inconclusive, there has also been some discussion about whether high amounts of aluminum in drinking water are linked to Alzheimer's disease. For this reason, we think the best reusable water bottles are made from food-grade stainless steel or glass.
Can reusable water bottles be recycled?
It depends on what material the bottle is made of. Reusable water bottles made from metal materials like stainless steel and aluminum, as well as glass, are 100% recyclable. However, you may need to find out how and where to recycle them through your local recycling service.
Is it safe to use a stainless steel kettle? Over time, low-quality stainless steel water bottles can develop potentially toxic lead levels (found in the seal at the bottom). That's why we only recommend metal bottles made of 18/8 food-grade stainless steel.
The high-quality and food-grade stainless steel bottle is completely safe to drink. Stainless steel is a non-toxic metal that does not leak chemicals even when aged and heated. Therefore, stainless steel water bottles do not require a liner.
How long can the water in the stainless steel bottle last?
Water can last for months in a stainless steel bottle, assuming the bottle is clean. It could be longer, depending on the purity of the water you infuse. However, if you don't clean your water bottle, it's best not to store the water for more than a few days because bacteria can grow.
Are reusable water bottles hygienic?
Absolutely! Provided you clean your reusable water bottle regularly.