Reusable Drinks Bottles
Remember in the 1980’s when you were out with your Mum and when you moaned at being thirsty the answer would be ‘you can have a drink when you get home’. I fell into that trap. The toddler always has a cup of water for him, but in the rush out of the house I would forget about my other two children – and myself. This is why I’m making the change to remembering the reusable drinks bottles.
The UK uses 13 billion single use plastic bottles every single year. That’s 13 billion bottles thrown away to be recycled. Except it isn’t. Only around 7.5 billion are actually recycled. And that’s from the House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee. It is a cold hard fact. We need to stop buying the bottle of coke because it’s only one bottle. It is one bottle 13 billion times over.
St David’s 2 shopping arcade in Cardiff recently publicised the addition of fountains to re-fill your reusable drinks bottles. As more and more public spaces begin to adopt this approach you won’t need to beg a cafe for a re-fill of water. Or and this has happened to me. You won’t have to pay £1 for the privilege of tap water being put into your bottle. I did check if they still charged £1 with the rest of my order. Yes? I’ll just have the water then thanks.
Eco Infinity Eco Shop
Eco Infinity is stocking a new range of reusable drinks bottles. All chosen to give a variety of sizes and designs. Practical, functional but beautiful.
It is too easy to slip back into old habits. We’re in the age of commercialism – there is nothing we can’t buy and we can buy it at any time of day. I’m old enough to remember growing up with 9-5 shops and nothing open on a Sunday apart from the newsagents for the papers. Today our children want something they will be able to go somewhere and get it.
I have to re-train myself as well. Check the bag before I leave. Nappies? Wipes? Why not add cutlery and bottles onto that mental list as well? I need a caffeine hit while out. Buy a can. Yes you can’t re-close it but cans can be recycled over and over again.
Take a look at the selection of reusable bottles at Eco Infinity. If it’s your first order use code FIRST to get 10% off your total order value and there is no minimum spend either.