I’ll Drink To That: Use a Reusable Bottle

Have you ever stopped to think about how many beverage cups, lids, and straws are used once and simply thrown away? If you think of all of the places that we purchase beverages, the number is astronomical. We purchase drinks at restaurants, cafes, gas stations, convenience stores, amusement parks, grocery stores, movie theaters, fast food restaurants, shopping centers, the list goes on and on.

If everyone purchased and carried their own reusable BPA free bottle to all of these locations, think of how many cups, lids, and straws would be saved from the landfill and would never need to be produced. Another benefit is most places will refill your reusable bottle for a great price because it is considered a refill. Our local gas station will refill our 40-ounce bottles for $0.99. We carry our own BPA free stainless steel reusable bottles with us wherever we go. Most of the restaurants, bagel joints, juice bars, and gas stations that we have visited are happy to have us refill our bottles and we feel good knowing we aren’t going to throw anything away. It’s a small change that would make a huge difference.

Do you carry your own reusable bottle?

4 Responses to I’ll Drink To That: Use a Reusable Bottle

  1. one4earth July 19, 2009 at 12:28 pm #

    my hubby and I invested in stainless steel water bottles for work a few years ago and love them. I no longer work, but he uses his every day to take filtered water to work to drink. we also use them both on road trips and on picnics etc. its a great way to avoid having to buy bottled anything really. and…so far…they haven’t found anything dangerous in stainless steel! LOL

  2. Sweet Greens July 19, 2009 at 2:33 pm #

    Hi one4earth,
    I agree. I will stick with stainless steel because there isn’t anything dangerous attached about it. They clean up really well and look great.

  3. facesarefunny July 20, 2009 at 11:33 pm #

    Same goes for coffee! I rarely buy coffee out but some days I need an extra cup and I get the refill price for bringing in my own travel mug. I love it when being green actually SAVES a few cents!

  4. Sweet Greens July 20, 2009 at 11:58 pm #

    Hi facesarefunny, You are right. It is a good deal. xo.

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