Not that you don’t already know that disposable water bottles greatly harm the environment, but if it must be clarified, single-use plastic bottles choke up landfills (they take hundreds of years to decompose), endanger marine life (tonnes of them pollute the oceans) and require huge amounts of our already-limited resources of oil to manufacture (the oil can be better spent fuelling cars or powering homes). The production of these bottles also releases worrying amounts of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere every year, which contributes to global warming.
Want to do your part (and every bit counts) in saving the environment? You can start by using a reusable water bottle. Of course, there are plenty of other things you can also do—use reusable shopping bags, keep your usage of paper to the minimum, turn off the lights when you’re not using them and even carpool where possible. But let’s take things step-by-step and start with getting you a reusable water bottle you’ll not only fancy, but also costs you less than $20. Scroll the gallery to check out the catlogue we’ve put together.