Why bring a reusable water bottle when you travel? Sure, it’s one extra thing to pack, but after reading these benefits, you’ll agree it is way more sustainable for you, and the environment, to pack your own filtered water bottle when traveling.
REDUCE WASTE FROM SINGLE-USE PLASTICS
35 billion single-use plastic water bottles are tossed in the United States alone annually. That’s a huge waste, especially for a product and carrier that has many other alternatives. Aside from tossing after one use, even the production of these bottles comes at a huge toxic pollution price for our environment.
By choosing a reusable bottle, we’re empowering ourselves to reduce the amount of plastic waste. A Dafi filtered water bottle comes in 10-, 17- and 24-fluid ounces, saving one to three regular single use plastic bottles. Imagine how much we can reduce, with each drink and choice we make to re-use or consume?
REUSABLE BOTTLES ARE MUCH HEALTHIER FOR YOU
Single-use plastic bottles are bad for the environment, and they’re bad for your own health. The majority of disposable plastic bottles are made from PET (polyterephthlate) plastic, which has been controversial to cause harm in humans in varying doses when left for long periods of time, and especially when heated in warm temperatures.
Whether this claim is 100% true, or even to some degree, the taste certainly changes when the water is left in plastic containers and heated. Better to drink water that tastes cleaner, chemical-free completely, and steer away from the single-use plastics by packing your own bottle.
YOU’LL SAVE A LOT OF MONEY
Have you ever gotten past TSA Security, purchased a bottled water in one of those convenience stores to stay hydrated on your flight, only to realize the price of water has tripled since you entered the airport?
Airports know they can capitalize on your disadvantage of wanting to stay hydrated during your flight and having to toss liquids prior to passing security. Instead, beat the system by bringing your own bottle to refill. Both the Dafi filtered water bottle and refillable bottle are great options to bring with you, given that most major airports these days have refill stations throughout the terminals.
BUY IT ONCE, USE FOR A LONG TIME
A water bottle is something that you can invest in, because once you buy one, you can use it for years to come.
The benefit of the BPA-free Dafi filtered water bottle, you only need to replace the activated carbon filter, made entirely of coconut husks. And it comes with a convenient hook that you can clip on to a bag or backpack for easier carrying.
WHAT YOU DRINK IS IN YOUR CONTROL
Our bodies are 60-75% water, depending on our age and body composition. Next to air, water is the most important element for our survival. Water is so crucial for our health, that you truly do become what you drink.
Best to know what goes into your water then, and become the best of what you drink. I recommend to use the filtered water to be sure and clear that what you’re drinking has a been properly replaced, is clean and up to date, and free of any chemicals. Further, many companies will take advantage of buzz words and marketing trends to lure consumers into bottled water campaigns.
KEEP TRACK OF HOW MUCH WATER YOU DRINK
Packing and drinking from your own bottle can make it easy to track how much you’re drinking in a day. When you travel, you can be skipping time zones and changing routines. This can throw off your typical day-to-day consumption, leaving you wondering “how many sips did I take?”
Further, when you travel, you need to drink even more water to make up for the lack of humidity and dry air in planes and airports, and climate changes. Noting how many refills you’ve done, you can do some quick math to calculate that you’ve had your 64+ ounces in your travel day.
Concluding here’s a quick list of six benefits to bringing your own reusable water bottle when you travel. Of course, there are so many more that could be added to this list.