If you read the news yesterday, you probably would have seen the video or photos of a starving polar bear that travelled hundreds of kilometres away from the Arctic to a Siberian town to look for food. If the footage of the animal scavenging for food in a dumpster doesn’t break your heart, do you really have a heart? Climate change is real, and global warming has impacted the lives of many animals, especially those in the Artic. Some people argue that global warming is a natural phenomenon, but the rate that it’s happening is certainly not. Global warming has been exacerbated by man-made factors, such as deforestation and waste disposal.
Yes, waste disposal doesn’t only affect the sea creatures. It’s also affecting the polar bears and more. Apart from using metal straws in place of plastic ones, cultivate a good habit by forgoing bottled water in favour of refillable cups and bottles. To get you started, here are pretty cups and bottles you’d love.
If you love pink and dainty stuff, you’ll love this bottle from S’well, which can keep your fave kopi peng cold for up to 24 hours (but eww, please don’t keep it that long) or the latte warm for up to 12 hours (again, eww). It can hold slightly under 500ml of liquid.
If you’re the kind who needs constant reminder to drink water because you’re so busy at work, put this bottle on your desk so as your eyes pan away from the computer screen, you’ll be reminded that your body needs that dose of hydration.
We know what you’re thinking—OMG Sephora sells water bottles! But tbh, it actually makes sense because hydration is key to getting clear skin. This spiked design is great for the edgy girls, and in case you’re worried about hurting your hand: the spikes are blunt so as long as you don’t grip it tightly, you’d probably won’t injure yourself. Warning: it’s made of glass, so try not to drop it or there goes your $60.
Love crystals and believe they’re the key to eliminating bad vibes? With this bottle, you can have your crystal and drink it too. The price is on the pricey side, but hey, if you’re getting good vibes with every sip, it’s worth the investment, no?
The Art Faculty showcases and sells products made by people with autism and similar challenges. You’re already trying to save the environment, so why not add one more good deed to your list by purchasing this cute cup?
Love your coffee, especially Nespresso? You’ll want to store your precious brew in this cup that comes with a straw. This means you don’t have to bring a separate metal straw to sip on your kopi peng.
Prefer to drink from a cup than a bottle? This tumbler is perfect for you. Use it for water, tea, ice lemon tea or any drinks you like—just make sure to skip the plastics.
Give your bottle a millennial makeover with this marble print! This will make any table look more Insta- or Pinterest-worthy! It’s made of stainless steel, and is double-walled so it can keep your hot drinks warm and your iced drinks cold.
Love tea? You’re going to love this pretty bottle that comes with a tea infuser so you can sip on your favourite tea throughout the day. It’s double-walled so you can be sure your drink will be warm for a good few hours.