One of the unintended consequences of the Reduce-Reuse-Recycle campaign was an upshot in plastic water bottle use. Many Americans justified their purchases and eased their environmental conscience by focusing on the fact that plastic water bottles can and will be recycled. Americans used 50 billion water bottles last year alone – only 23 percent of which was recycled.
In reaction, companies moved to create replacements for the plastic bottle, shifting the emphasis from recycling to reusing in the latest movement to go green. Reusable bottles are one of the easiest changes to move towards a reusable lifestyle. With refill stations sprouting up in different cities, it’s never been easier to BYOB.
Here’s a curated list of the five best reusable water bottles that can replace that plastic: