The Container Recycling Institute reports that Americans buy more than 42 billion single serving plastic water bottles annually, with almost eight out of 10 ending up in a landfill or incinerator.
What can you do to reduce your footprint on campus? Invest in a reusable water bottle and carry it with you – everywhere.
Here are our Top 7 recommendations (and why):
The S'well stays cold for 24 hours or hot for 12! It’s triple walled for maximum insulation, leaving no condensation on the exterior. You can throw it in your bag with no worries of getting papers wet. Major bonus: tons of colors and textures to pick from!
This reusable, BPA-free bottle filters as you drink, making tap water tastier with every sip. No more unnecessary space taken up in your mini fridge with a water filter.
This modern minimalist design is eye-catching and practical. It has a glass body with silicone casing and a small opening for no-spill sipping. Sizes range from 250 ml to 1 liter.
This bottle is practically indestructible. Its TempShield™ double wall, vacuum-insulated technology promises if you put ice in your water before you head to class, you’ll still have ice in the afternoon. This option is perfect for an outdoor adventure or just sitting atop your desk.
No tipping required and no spills. You simply flip, bite and sip. The loop handle makes it easy to clip a carabiner and attach it to your backpack. This option is a classic and is available at the Cobber Bookstore.
This is your no-fuss water bottle. It's simple and gets the job done. It is guaranteed to be completely leak proof and its wide mouth makes it easy to clean. This option is perfect for athletes that need a single product for class and the field. Available at the Cobber Bookstore.
Not only does this company’s bottle have an incredibly thoughtful design, they also are thoughtful about the world’s access to clean water. For every bottle purchased they make a donation to charity: water, their nonprofit partner that aims to support safe drinking water projects globally. You can learn more about it at www.charitywater.org
Danyel Moe '17 is a content specialist at Concordia.