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Five reasons why stainless steel bottles are great for summer

After months of rainy days and chilly weather, summer is the perfect time to get outdoors and soak up that much-needed sun. In the UK, picnics and hikes are popular choices for summer activities that make the most of the beautiful countryside and blue skies. Getting...

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Bamboo straws: The eco-friendly option

We all know we need to reduce our reliance on single-use plastics, and the evils of plastic drinking straws are now widely known (yet another reason to love David Attenborough!). But there are so many reusable straws on the market, and it can be hard to know where to...

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The Truth Behind BPA and Single Use Plastic Water Bottles

It's no secret to most of us that single-use plastics are awful for the environment. The worrying statistics are piling up, with experts estimating that between 5.5 and 14.6 million tonnes of plastic currently enter the ocean each year and that if we continue on with...

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Four things to consider when choosing a reusable water bottle

Having your own reusable water bottle is a good idea for many reasons. Not only do you save money from not buying cheap plastic bottles on the go, but you also are making a sustainable choice by reducing your plastic waste. Additionally, it is vital to stay hydrated,...

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Why do personalised water bottles make great gifts?

Purchasing a present for someone special isn’t always easy, and when you’ve known them for a long time, you may feel like you’ve exhausted every idea. You might not realise it, but it’s perfectly possible to personalise reusable water bottles with an engraved message...

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6 Benefits of Metal Straws

Metal, paper or plastic? We all know one of these shouldn't be used anymore - but what's the benefit of using metal straws over paper and plastic choices? If you haven't made the switch yet, or don't quite know what all the hype over metal straws is about - read on to...

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The science behind vacuum insulated water bottles

Vacuum insulated water bottles are everywhere and it’s not just because they’re brightly coloured or are saving the planet. Why is it that these stainless steel water bottles are so much better than your average plastic water bottle? Well, you’re about to find out....

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What to pack on a hike

Whether you’re hiking in the Himalayas or around the coast of the UK, there are certain essentials that you will always need to remember. Here is a handy list of things to remember to pack on a hike! Reusable water bottle Hydration is possibly the most important thing...

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How to Stay Refreshed on a Ramble

Taking a cross-country hike is an ideal way to spend socially distanced time with friends while keeping fit and sucking in some fresh air. From the flora to the fauna, enjoying the natural wonders that are waiting can refresh the mind and spirit, but remember that...

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Four Advantages of a Reusable Drinking Straw

If you’ve invested in an eco-friendly water bottle, you’re probably already enjoying many benefits. From saving yourself the expense of buying drinks when you’re walking to work, to feeling secure that what passes your lips was prepared by you and perfectly safe -...

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3 Reasons Hippo Bottles are so Versatile

At Hippo, we like to think we've created a wonderful bottle - it's an eco-friendly, simple design that reduces the need to buy single-use plastic bottles. Whilst we're very proud of the eco-credentials, what you might have overlooked is the versatility of the design....

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6 Tips for Exercising at Home

Doing regular fitness activities at home is now a popular way to keep adults ‘on their toes’ and fill some time for restless youngsters! It’s also much needed by anyone frustrated by limited access to gyms and cold winter weather that makes outdoor pursuits less...

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How to Hydrate whilst Keeping Safe

In this new world of endless rules and regulations, it’s hard to remember to take on fluids as we go about our day-to-day tasks. But with the cold weather upon us, and the usual winter bugs adding to our woes, keeping hydrated might just be the boost your body needs....

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