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5 Best Eco-Friendly Water Bottles

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5 Best Eco-Friendly Water Bottles

Hydration is key but how you hydrate might be even more important. After all, are you aware of just how many plastic water bottles are dumped into landfills each year?


According to the Container Recycling Institute, a non-profit organization with the goal of ending plastic pollution and promoting recycling, Americans bought more than 70 billion plastic water bottles that were less than one gallon (in other words, single-use).

Of those, three out of four—or 52.5 billion bottles—ended up in a landfill or incinerator. And that's not even taking into account the many, many bottles that end up littering our parks, roads, and oceans.

Here's why it matters. According to the Recycling Coalition of Utah, it takes up to 1,000 years for plastic to degrade in a landfill. Additionally, the CRI says the production of plastic water bottles takes more water to create them than the bottle contains, and the process requires more than 15 million barrels of oil. For reference, that's enough oil to fuel 100,000 cars for an entire year.

All this is to say, it's time we do our part to improve upon our plastic consumption and, as a result, our individual carbon footprints.

Fortunately, doing so is easier than ever before. That's because, with eco-conscious wellness on the rise, companies all over the world are launching eco-friendly water bottles that can be used over and over again.

Since there are so many on the market, we decided to round up our five favorites for your consumption consideration. Ahead, you'll discover a handful of bottles that are all worthy of making room for in your kitchen and routine.

Each product featured here has been independently selected by the writer. If you make a purchase using the links included, we may earn commission.

Takeya

Takeya Water Bottle

Takeya water bottles are unlike any others on the market. That's because, in addition to being dedicated to keeping drinks as cold as can be, they also work to make consumption as convenient as possible. Their water bottles are available in 14-, 16-, 18-, 24-, 32-, and 40-ounce options, all of which are equipped with hinged handles to make carrying them less of a hassle.

Additionally, each bottle comes with a built-in rubberized coaster that prevents condensation rings and can be removed for easy cleaning.

What's more, shoppers have the choice between an open-spout lid or one equipped with a straw. In other words, it's no wonder Takeya is a powerhouse in the eco-friendly water bottle market. So much so, in fact, that they met their consumer's needs and released insulated travel mugs (perfect for iced coffee) and tumblers, as well.

$25

bkr

bkr Water Bottle

If keeping your water ice cold isn't your priority, bkr might just be the bottle for you. The cult-favorite glass water bottle is available in 250 and 500 milliliter options, as well as a one liter option. Each bottle comes with a screw-on plastic top and the option to add a silicone sleeve. It's the sleeves that help bkr really stand apart, for consumers can dress their bottle to match their mood. The founders of bkr didn't stop there though. In 2018, they released a lid with a built-in vegan lip balm pod that instantly sold out on the site.

$37

Hydro Flask

Hydro Flask Water Bottle

Hydro Flask is quite possibly the most popular eco-friendly water bottle amongst Gen Z. The trendy reusable is renowned for its bold colors and simple design. With bottle options ranging from 12- to 64-ounce options, it's safe to say that there's a perfect pick for everyone in the family.

Like Takeya, Hydro Flask lets shoppers decide between multiple lids, including standard, wide, and straw options. Each bottle is made with stainless steel accompanied by TempShield technology, which keeps cold beverages cold and hot beverages hot.

Beyond the bottle, Hydro Flask created a charitable program, Parks For All, that benefits public green spaces and promotes outdoor adventure amongst its shoppers. For every purchase made, a portion is dedicated to the program. As a result, Hydro Flask has donated more than $1.5 million to over 92 eco-friendly non-profits.

$50

LARQ

LARQ Water Bottle

LARQ

If high-tech gadgets are your thing, you'll fall head over heels for this best-selling reusable water bottle. The minimalist design is accompanied by UV-C LED technology that automatically activates every two hours to fully purify the contents of your water bottle.

As such, the innovative design is able to eliminate harmful bacteria and viruses from your beverage so that you don't accidentally give yourself something if you're one to use your bottle for days without washing it.

Beyond its sanitizing capabilities, the LARQ bottles offer insulation of cold beverages up to 24 hours and hot beverages up to 12. The original bottle is available in 17- and 25-ounce options, as well as five colors, while the movement bottle is sold in 24- and 32-ounce options, and eight colorways.

$78

S'well

S'well Water Bottle

Since the debut of its very first water bottle—the beloved 17-ouncer—S'well has been a household name among eco-conscious consumers. The bottles—which are now available in nine-, 17-, and 20-ounce options—are made with a triple-insulated silhouette that keeps cold beverages cold for up to 36 hours and hot beverages hot for up to 18. Once they realized the demand for such an item, they delved into food containers as well in an effort to offer consumers yet another way to cut back on their single-use plastic consumption. Now, S'well shoppers can choose from a variety of colors and designs, as well as artist collabs that are sure to turn heads.

$45

Rebecca R. Norris is a full-time freelance writer living in the DC metro area. She writes for a variety of publications, covering everything from beauty and wellness to style and news. She is a graduate of George Mason University. There, she earned her B.A. in Media: Production, Consumption, and Critique, along with a minor in Electronic Journalism. The Virginia native is a lover of lists, Stevie Nicks, dark chocolate Sprinkles cupcakes, and the Oxford comma.

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