Do reusable water bottles actually help the environment?

Sydnie Lipski

Disposable water bottles can be really convenient, but the same can’t be said for our environment. Disposable water bottles eventually end up in landfills and floating in the ocean, which is very harmful to animals and fish, not to mention the resources it takes to make disposable plastic bottles.

By using a reusable bottle, it cuts down on the amount of waste you are putting out. If you use a reusable bottle, it can save you money in the long run because you aren’t buying packs of water bottles all of the time. For the recommended amount of eight  cups of water a day, you would spend 1800 dollars a year buying disposable plastic bottles. Instead of spending 1800 dollars a year on water, you could buy a reusable bottle for 50 dollars or less and save a lot of money and the environment in doing so. With using disposable water bottles and reusable water bottles, you have to be careful not to buy plastic bottles that contain BPA. BPA is a harmful chemical that can cause reproductive issues, breast cancer, asthma and dizziness. When you are buying a reusable water bottle, if it doesn’t say BPA free, don’t buy it. 

With disposable plastic bottles not only impacting the environment but your health too, you might want to think about switching to a reusable plastic bottle.