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 the rate at which we’re currently polluting, there will be more plastic than fish in the ocean by 2050. If that doesn’t ring alarm bells in your head, we don’t know what will.
Bad for our bodies and the environment
Not only are single-use plastics bad for the environment and polluting our oceans, but they’re bad for us too. Lots of single-use plastics are made using BPA (bisphenol A), a synthetic compound commonly found in food containers, hygiene products and single-use water bottles. While some experts disagree, many agree that BPA has harmful effects and mimics the hormone oestrogen, causing alterations to growth, cell repair, reproduction and foetal development.
At Hippo Bottles, we’re committed to reducing the use of single-use plastics, not just for the environment and the animals we share it with, but for ourselves too. By switching to one of our reusable bottles, you’re helping both the planet and yourself. You’ll even be helping your wallet, as our original insulated double-walled stainless steel keeps hot drinks hot for 12 hours, and cold drinks cold for 24 hours. Our bottles keep your money in your pocket, nasty chemicals out of your body and plastic out of oceans and landfills. What’s not to like?
Not only do we produce high-quality stainless steel water bottles, but we also sell insulated tumblers perfect for keeping coffee hot, sports lids with straws and straps to customise your bottle so that it’s perfect for use on-the-go, stainless steel reusable straws to further avoid plastic pollution in our oceans, and bamboo straws and bamboo fibre lunchbox sets to keep your food BPA-free and reduce the strain on our environment.
For more information and a range of products that are better for both you and the environment, shop our full range of reusable bottles and accessories online today.