Although nowadays the stainless steel bottle is an item within everyone’s reach, it has taken us a long time to find what for us is a solution to many health and environmental problems. Do you want to know more? Read on!
Since 2007, when the manufacturers of water bottles recommended not to refill disposable bottles, the world turned upside down regarding the purchase and consumption of water. Given these statements, many are beginning to avoid consuming liquids in plastic bottles, or failing that, only give them their first use. This causes an increase in plastic waste, which alarms environmental groups who are sounding the alarm. A continent of waste, mostly plastic, larger than France, has formed in the ocean, and it looks like it will continue to grow in size.
Faced with this stark reality, several visionaries are beginning to market reusable plastic bottles. They are made of Tritan, a type of rigid, light, transparent and BPA-free plastic. Although with this new material we solve a lot, we still have the problem of plastic, that with the uses, it ends up wearing out, scratching and forming cracks. These cracks are very prone to accumulate bacteria, as they are difficult to access when washing.
STAINLESS STEEL BOTTLE AND ITS ADVANTAGES.
For those who are looking for a resistant, portable and lightweight container for their beverages, the stainless steel bottle is undoubtedly the best option.
Most stainless steel bottles have the added advantage of doubling as thermoses. For example, stainless steel bottle keeps your drink cold for 24 hours, regardless of the outside ambient temperature. On the other hand, it keeps your drinks hot for up to 12 hours. A perfect solution to take your coffee from home to the office.
An important detail when buying your bottle is to take into account the size of the bottle holder in your car, and choose one that fits it. This way you will always be able to carry it with you. The diameter of the stainless steel bottle is 7 cm.
And to be critical, we have found two “flaws” in a stainless steel bottle. First, you can’t see how much drink you have left without opening it, and second, you can’t squeeze it to drink more easily. Two acceptable cons, taking into account all its advantages.
WHY A STEEL BOTTLE AND NOT A PLASTIC ONE?
As we explained before, plastic deteriorates faster than steel. Besides, a steel bottle will be more durable than a plastic one. We will also avoid the accumulation of bacteria or microorganisms harmful to health. Steel is anti-adherent, unlike plastic.
Within the manufacture of plastic bottles we find different types. Always make sure that they have the BPA-free certificate (although the fact that they do not contain BPA does not mean that they are free of other chemical substances). It is also important to keep in mind that the plastic bottles that you can refill are those that contain the label “4 LDP” or “5 PP” on their packaging.
As it is a bit complicated to take into account all these conditions for using plastic bottles, it is best to opt for a stainless steel bottle, as it does not release toxins, is very resistant and hygienic.
WHY A STEEL BOTTLE AND NOT A GLASS ONE?
Glass bottles seem to us to be a perfect choice for the home. Glass is a material that does not react when in contact with beverages or food. It is recyclable and very easy to clean. Its cons? The weight and above all its fragility. As we are always thinking about sports and going from here to there, the idea of carrying a glass bottle in our paddle or sports bag seems unthinkable. That’s why the steel bottle, much lighter and more resistant to shocks, is our choice.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD I WASH MY STEEL BOTTLE?
Ideally, it should be washed every time it is used. If you don’t have time to clean it every day with soap, wiping it with water and letting it breathe for a few minutes will be enough. As long as you soap it thoroughly once a week.
WHAT MATERIAL IS THE STOPPER MADE OF THAT MAKES THE STEEL BOTTLE VACUUM-SEALED?
The steel bottle is almost 100% stainless steel. There is a very important detail that we want to explain to you.
The screw-on cap has a stopper that protrudes about 3 cm into the bottle. This perfectly seals the closure and prevents water leakage. The stopper is made of polypropylene, which has a rubber band around it for complete sealing when closing the bottle.
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