Why I Use a Glass Water Bottle: Steps Toward a Zero Waste Lifestyle

I have recently become interested in the zero waste lifestyle. I just started looking into this lifestyle about a month ago when I saw a video on Refinery29 with Lauren Singer. I then proceeded to internet/YouTube stalk her life, as one does. I then found Bea Johnson and her family, who were Lauren’s inspiration. I listened to one of my favorite podcasts, featuring Bea and was inspired to start, with baby steps I must add, to become more conscious about the waste I produce in my life and the harm that it causes. I found myself making small changes to eliminate and reduce the amount of trash that I create and one of those ways is to use a glass water bottle, or reusable bottles in general.

  • Glass bottles are a natural choice for a cleaner and purer taste
  • Glass bottles are also 100% recyclable, which is great compared to some other plastic or metal bottles that cannot be fully recycled or recycled at all.
  • Glass is a better choice than metal or plastic because there is never a fear of chemical contamination leaching into our drinks
  • Glass is also much easier to clean and environmentally sound since it does not contribute to trash in our landfills.

Using a glass water bottle for water, or taking a mason jar with you to fill up with coffee or tea at your favorite local spot or any type of beverage really will save you both time and money in the long run. You can also feel good about helping the environment out as well.

I plan to slowly but surely make small changes in my everyday life to stop creating waste and contributing to landfills with unwanted trash. I think that this lifestyle seems hard, but if we take it one day at a time, one change at a time and think of all the good that you are doing by making these changes, it makes the transition much easier. I am not saying I will ever get my trash production down to as low as the women I mentioned above, but I think that striving to be better everyday and produce less trash is a great start.

I will be documenting my journey on my blog and sharing my small changes with you and hopefully inspires a few of you to start making these changes with me.

“The earth is what we all have in common” – Wendell Berry

 

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