I wanted a BKR water bottle as soon as I saw them – the company has become huge in America – and everyone in photos I’m seeing seems to be carrying them out and about.
The reports of plastic waste in our seas prompted me to buy one immediately. Hopefully we all recycle where possible – but too much plastic is slipping through the net and being ingested by sea life, which in turn as we eat fish goes back into us.
They are saying that by 2050 there will be more plastic in the sea than fish.
Another terrifying statistic from Greenpeace is that a rubbish truck load of plastic is dumped in our sea every single minute.
Anyway enough of the plastic terror for the moment while I tell you about the BKR bottle. I take it everywhere – it’s made from soda-lime glass not plastic – and you can put it straight into the dishwasher. There are spiked versions, smaller handbag versions and all come in various colour options – which they do discontinue when they sell out and replace with other colours so if you like one buy it!! The bottles are wrapped in silicone so if you were to drop the bottle it wouldn’t break. The silicone does not need to be removed if you are putting it into the dishwasher.
Don’t put it in the microwave or the freezer.
Don’t leave in a freezing, freezing cold car or the glass could break.
I bought a small ‘teeny’ 250ml version for one of my friend’s children, a spiked black version for a friend’s birthday, and the Holiday 500ml bottle for myself.
Every morning – I fill it from either the tap or a plastic bottle (which I am then sure to recycle) and I top it up during the day. The bottles are glass so they aren’t light when full but the 500ml size fits easily into my handbag. At the gym having the bottle with me which i keep refilling prevents me from using the plastic cups that people have one drink from and then throw away. You don’t need to be a child to carry the 250ml size -if your handbag is small maybe it’s the right size for you.
There is also a hook in the lid so you can hold it – potentially while exercising or just to carry it.
And most importantly remember to drink water it’s one the best thing you can give your body, which is why this bottle is being sold as a beauty and health item. It’s good for your skin, your body and your energy. Our bodies are made up of at least 50% water – we can’t overestimate the importance of drinking enough of it! Filling the 500ml bottle 4 times is the recommended daily amount.
250ml Teeny Glass Water Bottle £20.00
500ml Glass Water Bottle £25.00
500ml Spiked Water Bottle £30.00