outdoor DIVAS safe alternatives to disposable water bottles
Did you know that over half of all bottled water in the United States is actually packaged tap water? It is the same water we get from our faucets yet, unlike faucet tap water, the quality of bottled water is not stringently monitored. Sounds crazy, huh? Unfortunately, it’s true. Essentially, more than 50 percent all bottled water sold is really just glorified tap water, packaged in an environmentally destructive container and sold for a huge profit margin. And what’s worse is that this tap water may actually be more hazardous for your health than regular tap water because disposable water bottles are made from a type of plastic that releases chemicals when heated as in moving or storage.
These chemicals also leak into our water system while the disposed of plastic bottles inevitably end up in our oceans or landfills where they remain for decades. Over 80 percent of all disposable water bottles are not recycled. Yet, the good news is that there are safe and affordable solutions to help combat this massive environmental pollutant.
Safe alternatives to the disposable water bottle
ALEX Bottle incorporates a safe, stainless steal material into a modular design that opens up from the middle. The design allows for easy cleaning plus the flexibility to transform into a compact size for traveling. At outdoor DIVAS, we offer the Alex Naked Bottle in a 20 oz size in addition to a 32 oz size. We also offer the Alex Pop Bottle in a 20 oz or 32 oz size.
Alex Bottle was recently founded by K2 Snowboard, Giro and Oakley sponsored athlete, Gretchen Bleiler and was voted as one of the best new products to try by SKI Magazine. Bleiler is a female snowboard Olympian and X-Game champion.
Alternatively, KOR Water bottles are made with health-safe materials such as Eastman Tritan and food-grade stainless steel. KOR Water prides itself on their “Thirst for Giving program” where they donate a percentage of their sales to non-profits focused on water-related causes. Outdoor DIVAS offers a KOR Delta Hydration Bottle in addition to the KOR One Water Bottle.
Finally, the outdoor DIVAS Nalgene Water Bottle is made of Eastman Tritan copolyester and is completely BPA-free and dishwasher safe. We offer this water bottle in several cute colors.