Each year worldwide sales of bottle water reach between $50 and $100 billion - and this number is expanding by at least 7 percent a year. As we all know, bottled water is not good for the planet - it creates about 1.5 million tons of plastic waste every year, and about 80 percent of all purchased plastic bottles are simply thrown in the garbage instead of being recycled. So to help you kick the bad bottle habit, we have rounded up seven of our favorite reusable drink containers, with different types and sizes guaranteed to satisfy everyone from picky tots to super-active adults. Pictured here are the EarthLust water bottles ($16 - $21) made of food grade stainless steel. Each bottle is a work of art, printed with a custom drawn design.
Designed by creative guru Karim Rashid, the Bobble is one of our favorite reusable water bottles. These modern colorful drink containers are BPA-free, made of recycled plastic, and have a built-in carbon water filter meaning you’ll always have clean H2O on the go. The filters come in six bright colors and have the capacity to clean 150 liters of water, which equals 250 full Bobbles. Rashid even designed a special Bobble brush that grabs and pulls dirt from inside the bottle.
If you hate the bulk of a heavy metal bottle weighing down your bag, then the Vapur Anti-Bottle is for you. The Vapur Anti-Bottle is a colorful, flexible, and reusable water bottle designed for easy and convenient on-the-go use anywhere that can be folded up when not in use. This durable little bottle is also freezable, dishwasher safe and BPA-free, meaning it can be safely reused again and again!
Klean Kanteen makes a variety of water bottles that come in sizes ranging from 12 oz. to 64 oz. We really like their Kid Kanteen Classic water bottles for their classic look that will let your kids feel more grown up. Plus, the bottles have curved corners and rounded threads that make them sanitary and easy to clean. Each is lightweight, durable, sturdy, and 100% recyclable – but you’ll never need to recycle it as each bottle is built to last a lifetime.
The Sip N’ Go is a lightweight and collapsible water bottle that has a carabineer for attaching to bags and backpacks. When empty, the Sip N’ Go can be folded up and neatly stowed away. The non-bottle is BPA-free, dishwasher safe, and freezeable, and it is manufactured in the USA. Even the Sip N’ Go’s packaging is eco-friendly: it ships flat and is printed with soy-based inks.
The sleek and shiny Thinksport stainless steel water bottle has a double wall, vacuum sealed system keeps cold drinks chilly for hours and keeps hot drinks from burning your fingers. Thinksport’s bottles contain no harmful chemicals, and they each have a removable mesh filter that lets you brew tea on the go. The bottles come in a 12 oz. size perfect for kids ages eight and up, and a 750 ml size which is great for older kids and adults.
CamelBak’s BPA-free bottles are easily identifiable by the company’s patented Big Bite Valve. Made from medical grade silicone, the valve prevents spills and leaks; all you have to do to drink is bite and sip. CamelBak makes stainless steel, BPA-free plastic, and double-wall insulated bottles, plus kids’ bottles and sports bottles. All of the bottles come in a variety of colors, and sizes range from 16 oz. to 25 oz. We love the durable, stain-resistant Kids’ Bottles that come in an abundance of fun, cheery designs and colors.