Our planet is addicted to plastic water bottles. Almost one million plastic beverage bottles are sold every minute, and 91% of those bottles aren’t recycled. Plastic waste packs a powerful punch in speeding up climate change, and it wreaks havoc on our oceans. About 18 billion pounds of plastic enter the ocean annually, and experts believe that by 2050, the oceans will have more plastic than fish.
Pretty sobering, isn’t it? If you’ve wondered why glass bottles are better, those horrifying statistics certainly paint a powerful picture. Glass water bottles are 100% recyclable and much better for the planet. In fact, recycling glass doesn’t have any effect on the glass’s quality, unlike other materials that can break down during the process.
You Won’t Need to Worry About Dangerous Chemicals
Plastic bottles have raised all kinds of questions and concerns about chemicals like PVC, phthalate, BPA, and polycarbonate. In some plastic bottles, these chemicals can seep into your water and potentially impact your health.
BPA (bisphenol-A) is especially cause for concern. The chemical is an endocrine disruptor, which means it can disrupt your body’s natural hormone systems. Some research indicates that BPA could have a negative impact on reproductive organs and heart function, could cause health issues for newborn babies, and could lead to an increased risk of issues like diabetes. Research is still ongoing, but many findings seem to raise more questions than answers about BPA’s safety - and that’s pretty unnerving. The easiest way to avoid these potential risks is to simply switch to glass, where none of these chemicals are present.
Create and keep regular positive rituals.
Glass bottles are especially popular because glass has a taste neutral effect. This means that glass doesn’t distort the flavor of your water, whereas other water bottle materials can give off a plastic-y or mineral taste. With glass, you’ll also never have to worry about your water taking on odors like it might in a plastic or steel bottle. The Rite Bottle provides the added bonus of elevating the texture and mouthfeel of your water while raising it to levels of quality that match spring water. Talk about a great way to hydrate!
Oh, and it also doesn’t hurt that glass water bottles are just plain elegant. When it comes to aesthetics, they’re leagues beyond any kind of dinky disposable plastic bottle you might come across.
It’s Time to Upgrade to Glass
Making a glass water bottle part of your daily routine is a win-win-win. It’s great for the environment, it’s great for your body, and it adds an air of luxury to your water habit. Self-love doesn't have to be selfish. We’ll raise a glass (ahem, bottle) to that!
Here are our best glass water bottles:
The Clear Quartz Rite Bottle - Clear Quartz is known as "The Master Healer," a powerful healing stone for any condition. It provides clarity of mind, leading to improved memory and increased inspiration and creativity.
The Rose Quartz Rite Bottle - Rose Quartz is the stone of unconditional love. It harnesses the power of compassion, love, peace, tenderness, and emotional healing, while creating harmony and reducing stress and tension.
The Black Obsidian Rite Bottle - Black Obsidian is the stone of protection and pure potential. It harnesses the power of confidence and strength, helping you to reach your full potential.