Aluminum Water Bottles vs. Plastic Water Bottles
With sustainability options becoming more and more popular, many brands are shunning single use plastic. Here are the benefits of aluminum water bottles and why HOW aluminum water bottles are superior to plastic competitors.
While all plastic can be turned into something new, picking it up, sorting it, and melting it down is very expensive. Plastic tends to degrade every time it’s reused, meaning it can only be reused once or twice. Making new plastic, however, is cheap and hugely profitable. Only about 8% of plastic put in the recycling bin is recycled, 16% is incinerated, and 76% ends up in landfills.
The chemical bonds that make-up plastic are not easily destroyed. Plastic decomposition rate is typically 500 to 600 years. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, every piece of plastic ever sent to a landfill or dumped in the environment still exists.
Aluminum, on the other hand, can be recycled forever. The quality of the metal does not degrade over time so it can be repurposed as cans, appliances, rebar, car parts, or bike parts.
Humans unknowingly consume microplastics from drinking bottled water. Ingesting microplastics has been linked to health problems, such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, and stroke.
Plastic water bottles, when left in the heat, have been known to leach chemicals into the water. The type of chemicals depends on the type of plastic water bottle. Some reusable plastic water bottles are made of bisphenol A, better known as BPA. BPA is an industrial chemical found in polycarbonate plastics and epoxy resins. Exposure to BPA can affect the brain and prostate glands of fetuses, infants, and children.
Single-use disposable plastic bottles often have polyethylene terephthalate, which can leach a harmful metal called antimony. Antimony is known to cause lung, heart, and stomach problems.
Conversely, aluminum does not leach chemicals. Aluminum actually keeps beverages colder longer, meaning your water will stay refreshing and tasty no matter the temperature.
Unlike plastic or glass, aluminum is naturally durable. With HOW’s sturdy aluminum water bottle and secure cap there’s no need to worry about your bottle spilling in your backpack or cracking if dropped.
Aluminum is infinitely recyclable, keeps your drinks cold, does not leach harmful chemicals, and doesn’t risk a spill. These benefits alone make aluminum water bottles an obvious choice over single-use plastic. Pick up a case of HOW today and taste the difference!