Water bottles are filling up in landfills across North America so it’s no surprise that some cities have actually banned their use. They are still around where I live, but I am making a conscious effort to be more environmentally friendly and strictly limit their use. A Canadian entrepreneur, Shannon Adrukow, decided she wanted to do her part for the environment when she founded her company, Otterbottle which makes eco-chic stainless steel water bottles.
Otterbottles are 100% 18/8 stainless steel bottles both inside and out as well as 100% recyclable. They have no BPA, aluminum, or lining and are dishwasher-safe. They come in a wide range of designs and styles and are available in 3 sizes: 500 ml ($17.99), 750 ml ($19.99) and 900 ml ($21.99).
I received a 750 ml Otterbottle in the Vines design. This bottle is great on so many levels. For one, I am helping the environment just by using it over a plastic waterbottle and it makes a bold fashion statement.
I like to fill my bottle up with water and keep it in the fridge so it’s nice and cold. I also like to take it with me when we go out shopping so I don’t have to buy bottled water and can save some $$. I prefer it over plastic water bottles because it doesn’t give your water an icky taste and just tastes like it’s supposed to. It costs a bit more than a plastic water bottle, but I would still buy it because it is a good investment.
In addition, Otterbottle donates a portion of the proceeds of every bottle sold to the David Suzuki Foundation which focuses on ways for our society to live in balance with the natural world that sustains us. It’s great that Otterbottle is a company with a social conscience.
Otterbottle would make a wonderful gift for just about everyone- moms, dads, athletes- you name it- we can all do our part to help the environment! You can buy them online or find a store that carries them near you.
Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample of the product for review purposes. The opinions are my own, based on my personal experience with the product.