Looking for a good way to keep yourself hydrated while on the go?

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Having a reusable water bottle can be convenient, cost-efficient, and environmentally friendly.

Pick a reusable water bottle that best suits your needs!

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What's The Size — Small, Medium Or Large?

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Consider the size of the bottle you need. Think about:

  • Amount of water — how much do you usually drink?

  • Duration — for how long will you be on the move?

  • Conditions — what's the temperature or weather like in your area?

  • Weight — how heavy will the bottle be when filled?

For trekking in hot weather, you'll want a bottle that's large enough for effective hydration but not too heavy to carry.


When are you most likely to need a large water bottle?

What's It Made Of?

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Weigh the pros and cons of different materials before making your decision.

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Renata's office has an amazing water filter, and she wants a bottle that will keep her water tasting fresh while she's at her desk. What material should she choose?

What Other Factors Should I Consider?

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Consider the main purpose of the bottle:

  • For outdoor activities, plastic, metal, or silicone bottles may work well, being light and easy to carry around.

  • Glass bottles could be more suitable for short commutes or to place on your desk.

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While silicone has several advantages, we don't know much about its long-term safety and health effects. Do your research on the bottle's specifications for comparison.

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In terms of sustainability, there's no clear answer on which material is the best. Prioritize re-use over single-use if you want a more sustainable bottle.

How Much Does It Cost?

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Reusable water bottles can vary in price, so consider how much you can and are willing to pay for one. Some may be more expensive because:

  • of the brand name and design

  • they're made of high-quality materials

  • they're produced in a sustainable (but more costly) way

  • they come with accessories like a fabric or silicone protective sleeve

  • they have special features such as collapsible or insulated bottles

Think about how much value you place on these factors. For example, you might pay more for a sustainably produced bottle if that's important to you and if you can afford it.

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Take Action

The right reusable water bottle will help you stay hydrated and healthy. It can also be cheaper and more environmentally sustainable than bottled water or canned drinks.

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Decide on your needs and priorities for your reusable water bottle, and do some research to help you to compare options and pick a bottle that's best for you.


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