Single use plastic, such as bottles of water and other drinks is one of the biggest wastes of plastic. Switching to a reusable bottle and refilling this can not only help reduce the amount of single use plastic wasted but can help to save you money. Taking your reusable bottle with you wherever you go is a great way to prevent you buying single use plastic – you can just fill up your bottle when you need to rather than purchasing a new one. Not only that but using reusable coffee cups is a great way to reduce the amount of waste from single use coffee cups – you can even take it to your favourite coffee shop and get them to fill it up for you!
Are reusable water bottles hygienic?
Yes, as long as you regularly wash your water bottle – as you would other items in your kitchen – then, your bottle will remain perfectly hygienic. As with any moist environments, if you don’t take proper care over your reusable bottles then germs can thrive. Washing your bottle regularly will prevent this from happening.
Are reusable bottles better?
Reusable water bottles and cups are much better for the environment than their single use plastic alternatives. You reduce a great deal of plastic waste by switching to a reusable bottle. Not only that but using a reusable bottle will help reduce the amount of money you spend on single use water bottles.
How often should you wash a reusable water bottle or cup?
To keep your bottle hygienic and to ensure they last as long as possible you should wash you bottle at least once every day. If you feel you need to wash it more than is advisable – for example if you are filling it with different liquids each time. At the end of each day dispose of any leftover liquid, rinse out your bottle and wash it thoroughly before refilling.