Our Favourite Reusable Water Bottles & The Water Bottle Myths Explained

Written By Gracie 

Staying hydrated is incredibly important so we always try to carry water around with us at all times. There is a lot of confusion around the plastic used to make water bottles so we got in touch with The Natural Hydration Council to help us clear up the water bottle myths that we all know.


The Natural Hydration Council explains….

Bottled water sold in this country is packaged mainly in glass and PET plastic, which is BPA free. Bisphenol S (BPS) is a substance that is mainly used to help manufacture some plastics and resins. It can be used as a replacement to Bisphenol A in products that are BPA free. This does not include PET plastic. There is no BPA or BPS in the manufacture of PET plastic.

PET plastic is the main packaging material used for soft drinks. In the UK, almost 95%* of bottled water found on supermarket shelves is packaged in PET plastic, with the remainder being sold in glass or cans.

(* Zenith International UK Bottled Water Report, April 2014)

1. MYTH: DRINKING BOTTLED WATER THAT’S BEEN LEFT IN A CAR CAN GIVE YOU CANCER 

Fact: There are no carcinogens in PET plastic.

It is a myth that plastic water bottles left in cars will leach carcinogens into the water. A health scare began in 2002 when a Japanese television programme broadcast a theory that plastic water bottles were unsafe. These claims have since been discredited by Cancer Research UK†.

(† Source:www.cancerresearchuk.org/cancer-info/ healthyliving/cancercontroversies/Plasticbottles/)

2. MYTH: FREEZING PLASTIC WATER BOTTLES CAN RELEASE CANCER CAUSING CHEMICALS INTO THE WATER WHEN IT DEFROSTS

Fact: There are no carcinogens in PET plastic.

Again, this is a health scare which was started by the Japanese television programme which led to a group of hoax emails that have been doing the rounds online and have been discredited by Cancer Research UK.

3. MYTH: PLASTIC WATER BOTTLES CAN’T BE RECYCLED

Fact: PET water bottles are 100% recyclable.

All bottled water found on supermarket shelves can be recycled. This includes the cap and label. For more information about plastic bottle recycling visit recyclenow.com

4. MYTH: THERE IS BISPHENOL A (BPA) IN PLASTIC WATER BOTTLES

Fact: There is no BPA in PET plastic.

You can check whether a plastic container is BPA free, as plastic containers are marked with recycle codes. Any plastics with recycle code 1,2,4,5 or 6 are BPA free. PET plastic is recycle code 1. Some, but not all, plastics that are marked with recycle codes 3 or 7 may be made with BPA.


Our Favourite Reusable water bottles

 1. Bobble Infusion

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Bobble is a stylish water bottle that filters as you drink. It reduces chlorine and organic contaminants from tap water, saves money, is environmentally friendly and it’s available in 550ml and 1 litre. You can filter your water or infuse it by removing the filter and adding your favourite fruit combinations. We are loving their limited edition prints on the infuse bottles!

2. Contigo AUTOSEAL Cortland Water Bottle

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This water bottle has been engineered to offer convenience to those on-the-go. It is 100% leak and spill proof and also features a carry clip for easy transportation, a protective spout cover and an easy-clean lid for cleaning.

 3. SmartShake Neon Series Shaker

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SmartShake contains three compartments to allow you to transport all of your nutritional supplements easily. The Smartshake shaker is suitable for the dishwasher, microwave and freezer and it’s 100% leak proof!

4. The Big Bottle Co

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These bottles are available in twelve sharp colours & finishes are dishwasher and freezer safe and are fun and easy to use. The Big Bottle Co Collection is designed to help ensure you meet your daily hydration needs in a fun and renewable manner.