August 15, 2015

Simple Swap: Plastic Water Bottles

SINGLE USE PLASTIC WATER BOTTLES SUCKKKKKKKK. They are one of my least favorite things ever. In the US alone we use over 1,500 plastic water bottles per second.....

Let's move beyond them, shall we? Here is a Simple Swap solution to help reduce the unnecessary, overpriced, toxic water vessel demons from making their way into landfills, oceans, and beyond. 
Video shot by Jesse Green & Anthony Marchesi
Edited by Anthony Marchesi 


  1. I'm a huge fan of Hydro Flask's stainless steel offerings. Their wide mouth bottles have that comforting and familiar Nalgene feel, but with a lovely matte finish and some seriously crazy insulation. I once accidentally left my bottle in the car one Texas summer morning and it still had ice floating around that evening. (I've also heard great things about Klean Kanteen, but I can't vouch for them personally.)

    I use a 40oz Hydro, a glass tumbler (so I can sip in style and not accidentally douse myself) and a bottle full of homemade coffee concentrate at work. No more styrofoam coffee cups, plastic water bottles or "quick pick me up" soda cans.

    Thank you so much, Lauren, for being a real inspiration towards reducing my personal garbage footprint. Next up: figuring out a good apartment composting solution.

    1. Get a worm farm! Works great in the kitchen, no smell!

  2. Lauren,

    What do you do about sunscreen ? I have been rather successful with switching to reusables. But what if i want essential oils ? they make them in glass jars with plastic caps ( why companies why ? ). And spices. There is no bulk bin for spices. Again, I can find them in glass bottles with plastic caps. Its so frustrating as to how hard it is to make the transition !

    1. Archana, if i can't find bulk spices I buy Simply Organic ( whose spices are in glass and metal lids. They're available here in Australia so I'm assuming you can get them in the USA.

    2. Obviously it's a bit late to answer Archana's question. But, in case anyone has the same one—there are many companies online (mine included! that sell bulk spices in biodegrable bags. We have this as a service for our customers that use our jars (or any jars, haha) and don't have access to bulk organic spices! :)

  3. Dear Lauren,

    A few weeks ago, I send you some questions per email. Could I ask you to kindly check your emails? Thank you very much in advance for taking time to answer!

    1. I also wrote to her, but she always deletes my comments =`(

  4. Yes, the plastic has got to go, but you failed to address one of the major reasons people opt for bottles of water. Rather than simple convenience bottled water is filtered, or cleaner than tap water. can you talk about how to get the clean water into the eco friendly water bottle? What are eco friendly filtering options? Thanks.

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    2. Hi Lindsey,

      Did you know that most water bottles are filled with tap water close to a famous spring so they can tag it as water coming from that spring ? Fidji water has gone through a serie of scandals lately. I know tap water is not as pure everywhere, but seriously I live in Paris where it tastes the worst, chalk, probably still some cleaning products, but hey ? isn't it still better than water in a bottle, that eventually gets toxic gaz from plastic deterioration, plus produce waste in the landfill, plus is being sold to you under a fake name ???
      A study was made between coca cola and pepsi. A serie of persons drank both with brandts on it, and were completely in favor of the first. While being blind tested, everybody prefered pepsi better...isn't everything a question of perception ?

      Have a nice day.

  5. I had the same question about filtering. Thanks!

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  7. I have the same question about where to get clean water. I live in a rural area and have well water that I would never consider drinking.

  8. This one reaaally annoys me. Especially living in Belgium where the tap water is as good as bottled water. JUST BUY A REUSABLE BOTTLE.

  9. And how about sewerage that goes into the river and from that same river water is used for tap? Would you still drink that ? And plus it's full of scale and that is bad for kidneys.

    1. I guess if you don't mind the effort, you can always filter or boil the water yourself. Water from taps should still be drinkable even if it's a bit hard. I'm from the UK and that seems to be the case anyways, guess it really depends where you're from.

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