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With sustainability and recyclability growing in the minds of many people, it can be difficult to find your perfect match among all the eco-friendly alternatives. Between reusable plastic, glass and metal water bottles, how on earth do you choose the right one? Well, you're in luck. We're here to tell you why stainless steel water bottles are the best choice above all others.
Of course, no material is without problems. Most reusable metal bottles are made from aluminium or stainless steel. In our opinion, stainless steel is the best choice in terms of sustainability and lack of potential health concerns.
Aluminium is an easily recyclable metal and is easy to shape as it is very soft, making it an affordable material for water bottles, however, it is not the most desirable metal for making beverage containers. To make it safe to drink, it needs to be lined with plastic on the inside - even soda cans have this lining. This is to prevent metal and chemicals from seeping into your drink and will prevent the metal itself from being corroded by acidic drinks - which can lead to all sorts of health side effects. The problem is that this plastic coating will still wear or corrode over time and cannot be recycled, so it kind of defeats the purpose of using reusable bottles. Enter stainless steel.
As recyclable as aluminium, stainless steel is the best material for reusable water bottles. It's a durable material that doesn't need an extra plastic coating to keep you safe. Stainless steel is inert and does not carry nasty chemicals that can leach into your drink. It doesn't need any plastic lining, so stays fully recyclable. You won't leave a bad taste in your mouth either, as stainless steel is a tasteless metal - perfect for hot and cold drinks alike.
So you're tempted to invest in a stainless steel bottle but not entirely sure if it's right for you? There are pros and cons to everything in life, so here are some of the pros and cons of stainless steel bottles to help you make the most informed decision.
Unlike glass bottles, stainless steel won't shatter or break if you accidentally drop it. It also doesn't deteriorate as quickly as plastic bottles and doesn't contain potentially harmful chemicals such as BPA.
Almost all stainless steel bottles are insulated, which means you can put any hot or cold drinks in them and can guarantee that they will stay that way for many hours. In addition, they are light, so they won't weigh you down even when filled to the brim.
The best part about stainless steel is that it is completely recyclable. In addition, Greens Steel products are made from recycled stainless steel, so you can rest assured that you are also saving existing metal from going into landfill.