My new best friend is saving the planet, straw by straw

You know, I didn’t want to buy a new reusable water bottle for myself, despite the fact that the cup I had been using had a huge crack in it. I was in super-sustainable-mode when my husband suggested it. But this one was cute, lilac and made in USA (of US and European parts) so I let him buy it for me. Introducing the Life Factory 16 Oz bottle – my new companion.

Picture1Most of us love drinking from a straw, right? So, cups with straws are nice for that reason (think “cold beverage Starbucks cup”), compared to a regular bottle you just open and drink from, but the big drawback is that they will spill if they get to ride the purse, or if you turn them upside down trying to carry groceries, lifting things… I hate that. THIS one on the other hand, combines the awesomeness of drinking from a straw and the convenience of having a no-spill container with its straw cap. And it has a little handle to carry it in (cute!). Another cool thing is that there are no BPA/BPS or phthalates since it is made of glass (water tastes delicious).

So now, this little guy gets to go everywhere with me.

A very fantastic part about this country in general, is that diners, fast food places and coffee shops alike will give you water for free with your meal or coffee. And when I say “I brought my own cup” everyone’s like “ok”. Can you imagine how many plastic straws, cups, lids and wrappers could be saved if more people were doing this?! I am not embarrassed to bring my own at all. I am proud and I love that I get to save cups from going to landfills every day. Every day, folks!

LifeFactory Bottle

And if you are one of those people that walk around your OWN house drinking bottled water from the grocery store, shame on you. That water was bottled, wrapped in plastic and trucked several hundred miles. Evian and Fiji water were imported on a ship! All that energy lost – for water. Even if you put the plastic bottle in the recycling bin, guess what, recycling something takes energy too, and plastic has limited recyclability.

Come on, join the revolution. A reusable water bottle is the coolest thing you can carry. Eco-friendly is so freaking cool.

5 thoughts on “My new best friend is saving the planet, straw by straw

  1. Elsker at læse med på din blog :) Er selv meget glad for min flaske fra Kor. Det giver en god samvittighed. Faktisk har du inspieret mig til at ikke købe mere “made in China” (har dog også taget andre lande med) Svært i starten, men egentlig ikke så svært igen :)

    Jeg håber bare lille Danmark kommer med på bølgen at være mere “grøn” ligesom Norge feks :) Vi har købt vores første elbil, og håber regeringen vil arbejde mere for at tage større grønne initiativer!

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    1. Hvor blev jeg glad for din besked Ima! :) Jeg har altid taenkt paa miljoet, etc (Sverige er god til det), men det foerst efter vi flyttet hertil som jeg blevet inspireret til at virkelig give den gas! De skal laere, de skal! Saa ser jo lille Danmark meget eko ud i forhold til USA… ;)
      Bangladesh og Pakistan er to jeg ogsaa har paa min liste… men USA koeber helt sikkert mest fra Kina! Jeg vil sige 80% I butikkerne.

      Vi vil ogsaa gerne have elbil! Venter paa at have penge til en Tesla (daa min mand er bil-gal)… Tak fordi du laeser – god start paa min fredag :)

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      1. 80% import er også meget! Men det undrer mig ikke, hvis det er så meget i de fleste lande. Desværre er det kvantitet fremfor kvalitet og god samvittighed :(
        En Tesla er også perfekt til USA, nogle gange ville man ønske man boede et sted med flere muligheder. Men så har vi jo mere ferie (jvf vores kommentarer på Facebook) :P

        Tak Anna, og rigtig god weekend til den tid :)

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