Five Things to Know About Collapsible Water Bottles
Are you planning to buy a collapsible water bottle? Here are five things you may not have known about these unique, flexible bottles.
Guess what? The market for sustainable water bottles hit more than $8 billion in 2018. And collapsible water bottles make up a big segment of that market.
Here are five things you may not have known about these unique water bottles!
1. Super Portable
First of all, what are collapsible water bottles? Also known as foldable or flexible bottles, collapsible water bottles do exactly as their name suggests: they fold up to a fraction of their size in seconds. And they come in a huge variety of styles, shapes, and colors.
Not only are folding bottles super compact to use, but they're also ultra-convenient to bring with you on trips. Of course, your portable water bottle has to be empty to reach its ultimate space-saving potential.
Collapsible water bottles are much lighter than their glass or stainless steel counterparts, meaning carrying a bottle on a trip or in your bag should be a breeze. Many can be strapped to the outside of a bag or backpack to save even more room.
Do you prefer to send your child to school with a reusable water bottle? With collapsible bottles, you don't have to worry about your child struggling with heavy steel water bottles anymore.
2. Very Durable
Most collapsible water bottles are very durable and don't break or even dent when they're dropped. Depending on the material, collapsible bottles are generally easy to clean and last a long time.
Silicone is probably the strongest material that collapsible water bottles are made out of. Silicone is not only food-safe, but it should be able to withstand heat or cold, meaning it could be used as a heat pack or an ice pack.
The only exception to these bottles' durability is their susceptibility to being punctured, especially those bottles made of soft plastic. Make sure to keep them away from sharp, pointy objects.
3. Environmentally Friendly
Choosing a collapsible water bottle is a great choice for the environment because they're all reusable and most are BPA-free. (Find out more about BPA in the next section.)
If you refill your bottle each day multiple times instead of buying disposable, single-use plastic bottles, think of how many natural resources you're saving and how much waste you're keeping out of our landfills and oceans. Not to mention how much money you're saving.
Besides this, your sustainable, collapsible water bottle is also typically:
- Heat-resistant (some up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit)
4. Safe to Use
Collapsible water bottles are made of materials such as silicone that keep your water and other beverages safe to drink. As mentioned before, most are BPA-free as well. BPA stands for Bisphenol-A, an industrial chemical found in polycarbonate plastics and shown to have negative health effects. Stay away from BPA whenever possible.
If you want to take the safety factor up a notch, there are even collapsible water bottles out there created from sugarcane. Amazingly enough, this means that they are additive and phthalate-free as well.
Some collapsible water bottles are equipped with a filter that make sure no contaminants like chlorine make it into your body. Also, antimicrobial collapsible bottles are treated with a thin layer of silver ion that kills any bacteria and microbes in your drink.
5. Great for a Variety of Activities
As mentioned above, most collapsible water bottles handle cold and hot beverages, so you can fill them with many liquids besides water: juice, soda pop, coffee, tea, milk, even soup.
On top of that, you can freeze your collapsible water bottle in the freezer or heat it up in your microwave too, making it useful no matter what the temperature is outside.
A collapsible water bottle will help keep you hydrated during a variety of activities:
- Working at the office
- Mountain climbing
- Working out
- Running and jogging
Collapsible Water Bottles Are So Worth It
From their portability to their sustainability, collapsible water bottles are a terrific choice to help you with every-day hydration.
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