According to Earth911.com, Americans consume almost 30 billion plastic bottles every year and approximately 80 percent of these end up in landfills. Reusing most water bottles may not be safe, as they contain Bisphenol A (BPA), which is an industrial chemical that has been linked to a number of health issues from heart disease to diabetes to infertility.
Fortunately, there are options that can keep you and your family healthy without compounding the problem of overflowing landfills. One such option is Bobble water products.
Bobble offers three different sizes of reusable water bottles that include reusable carbon filters. With a Bobble, you no longer need to purchase cases of water bottles or even use a filter on your sink or refrigerator, as the bottles filter the water for you.
While Bobble reusable water bottles are plastic, they are made from recycled plastic, which obviously helps reduce plastic ending up in landfills. In addition, these reusable water bottles are free of BPA, Phthalates and PVC, so you do not have the added worry of harmful chemicals every time you take a drink of water.
Bobble reusable water bottles are affordable, as well. The recommended retail price of the original 18.5oz/0.55 liter version is $9.95. The recommended retail price of the 13oz Bobble is only $8.95, and the recommended retail price of the 34oz/1.0 liter Bobble is $12.95. Filters cost around $7.00. One filter lasts for about 300 uses, so you only need to replace it every three months or so. When you consider the cost of bottled water, these reusable water bottles can actually save you quite a bit of cash.
If you are wondering how well the filters work in these reusable water bottles, you will be pleased to learn that they meet or exceed NSF International Standard 42. Not sure what this means? NSF International is a not-for-profit, non-governmental organization that is committed to public health and safety as well as environmental protection. NSF develops national and international standards, and NSF International Standard 42 is the standard that governs public and private drinking water.
Bobble reusable water bottles filters are connected to the drinking spout of the bottle and come in black, red, yellow, magenta, blue or green. They use carbon to filter out chlorine and organic contaminants found in tap water, equal to the filtering process used for most store-bought bottled water.
Bobble reusable water bottles are available at many department and home goods stores, or you can purchase them directly from the Bobble website. Who knows? Perhaps having clean, affordable drinking water at the ready will encourage your family to drink more water. If you do, you don’t have to worry about adding to the landfill problem. In fact, when you need a new filter you can even recycle the old one.