Water is essential for life and we cannot live without it. It is also important to check for the container holding your water as it can do more harm than good. Plastic bottles can have harmful chemicals leached into your water. Also, plastic bottles are harmful to the environment. Stainless steel bottles are a better option for using every day for these 5 reasons.
1) Durable & Sustainable
Steel is strong and corrosion-resistant which makes it durable. It is the best material option for making water bottles as plastic being toxic and glass being fragile. Laboratory and field exposure tests on steel structures built to industry-standard practice demonstrate excellent service life. Highly alloyed stainless steel grades resist corrosion in most acids, alkaline solutions and chlorine environments. Steel is recyclable and reusable, it can be melted down and repurposed. While materials like plastics are not environmentally sustainable and most of them come from petroleum, a non-renewable resource.
2) Safe For Health
BPA, one of many toxic chemicals that can leach into the water from a plastic water bottle. It has been shown to act as an endocrine disruptor. The human endocrine system regulates hormones and the disruption of this mechanism can cause cancers or interfere with certain development in children. In one study, phthalates, another component of plastic have been linked to asthma, breast cancer, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, type II diabetes, low IQ, obesity, altered reproductive development, male fertility issues etc. On the other hand, stainless steel is free from all these harmful chemicals and doesn’t pose a threat to health. You can enjoy your hot beverage in stainless steel drinkware without worrying about any harmful chemicals leaching in your drink.
3) Eco Friendly
Stainless steel bottles are reusable and recyclable which automatically makes them more environmentally friendly than single-use plastic bottles or reusable plastic bottles. Most of the plastics are not recyclable and they end up in landfills, environments and the ocean. And somehow, it ends up in our body as microplastic through the food chain. Stainless steel bottles apart from being recyclable, it’s durable which makes them a sustainable choice for the environment and even helps your pocket. If we use stainless steel bottles, there will be less usage and production of single used plastics.
4) Better Insulation
Stainless steel naturally has the capability of retaining temperature. And with better insulation technology, it can keep the beverages hot/cold for longer hours. Plastic bottles can’t maintain the temperature of the beverage. Plastic bottles also retain the taste of the beverage especially when the beverage is hot whereas steel bottles don’t. Therefore steel bottles are ideal for both summer and winter as it can keep beverage hot and cold both.
5) Premium Look
Plastic, apart from being not a safe material for health doesn’t give a premium look at the same time. It always looks flimsy, corrodes after every wash and the colour fades. Stainless steel bottles are sturdy and look premium too. Stainless steel bottles can even withstand high temperatures and their shape or design will not be distorted. Whereas plastic bottles have a high chance of getting shrunk when exposed to extreme temperatures.
With people becoming more conscious of their sense of style and aesthetic, they are open to more choices. They prefer to have bottles with unique and beautiful designs with their functional features. And now you know the reasons, what do you choose plastic or steel?