Making the switch from single use plastic water bottles to reusable water bottles that you can refill endlessly is one of the easiest and most sustainable ways to reduce your environmental impact.
In fact, switching to a reusable water bottle saves over 365 single use bottles from entering landfills each year! However, not all reusable water bottles are equal. There are 3 main options available on the market; plastic, steel and glass, until now.
At S’wheat, we have created the world’s first reusable water bottle made from plants. The S’wheat bottle is the only reusable water bottle made using waste bamboo fibre and wheat straw, but why? Here are five reasons why choosing the S’wheat plant based reusable bottle is a better choice than a steel reusable bottle:
Uses Natural Materials - According to several studies, certain brands of steel water bottles contain hazardous levels of lead. Instead, using plant based materials means there is no leach of lead, BPA, endocrine disrupting chemicals or other nasties. The S’wheat bottle is also free from melamine and formaldehyde.
Easy To Clean Bottles - Does your steel reusable water bottle stink? Does it have disgusting residue build up right at the bottom where you can’t reach to clean it? We get it! This was one of the main reasons why we created the S’wheat bottle. We were tired of buying reusable bottles that would get smelly and impossible to clean after just a few months of use! Our unique, patented material is naturally anti-bacterial and anti-odour, keeping your drinking water tasting fresh, while the bottle is designed to perfectly allow your hand to reach those hard to clean areas. Say goodbye to smelly, mouldy steel bottles for good!
The Most Eco -Friendly Water Bottle You Can Find - Switching to any reusable bottle is a great step in reducing your environmental impact. However, some production methods are much more sustainable than others. At S’wheat we use waste bamboo fibre and wheat straw to create our water bottles, this is because both bamboo and wheat are classed as pest crops in many countries. Did you know that some bamboo plants can grow as fast as 91 cm per day! This often means that these plants are cut down and burnt to make space for new developments, roads etc. We take this waste, compress it and turn it into our sustainable, patented material creating a circular economy and truly sustainable water bottles.
Lightweight and Durable - It’s no secret that steel reusable bottles can be impractical for on the go use. The average steel water bottle weighs over 420 grams, in comparison the S’wheat bottle weighs only 260 grams making it easy to carry wherever you are. Stainless steel water bottles are also prone to denting, so don’t drop it or you’ll end up with a wonky unstable bottle on your work desk. Instead, bamboo water bottles have a higher tensile strength than steel alloys, making them exceptionally durable.
- A Bottle That Does Good - When you buy a S’wheat bottle, (available here), not only do you prevent 365 plastic bottles from entering landfill, you will have a trackable tree planted in your name and a portion of profits donating to protecting sea life! Does your steel water bottle do that?
With all this considered, it’s easy to see why we are recommending plant based water bottles over steel water bottles.
They also have a lot of advantages, such as the ability to keep your drinks cool in the summer, hot in the winter and the opportunity to save money.