Since I was a little girl, water was a huge part of my life – as it should be for anyone. It quite honestly is my favorite drink and let me tell you – the ways of drinking it has surely evolved since I was younger. As a kid I would drink my water directly from the water pipe or hose outside our house to keep hydrated in the Hawaii heat and as I got older, it became more evident that it was not the best way to drink water so filtered or water bottles became a part of our daily lives. Since the gold ol’ H2O is essential in keeping our bottles cool, healthy and hydrated, it is important that we are constantly drinking for the well being of our body and lives. With new scientific research we have learned so many ways to drink our water to help us consume it more – like infused waters, water with essential oils and more but we also need to look at issues like BPA, recycling and other environmental and health risks when it comes to consuming water from plastic bottles.
Now if you have been following me on Instagram – you will see that I am huge on fruit infused waters and green juice as well as just every day delicious plain old water and recently I have been doing everything I can to switch our household from the plastic that we are used to and got us drinking from glass. There are so many benefits to drinking out of glass versus plastic or metal and here are a few of them:
Glass is 100% recyclable. You never have to worry about toxins like BPA or harmful chemicals that can leak into liquids from plastic bottles or heavy metals like aluminum, chromium and nickel which can come from metal bottles. Glass gives you a better tasting liquid or water that will not leave your drink tasting or smelling like plastic or metal. And, since Hawaii is slowly converting to a “no plastic bag” state, it is nice to know that glass bottles will also benefit the environment, eliminating a huge amount of waste. You save money and our planet’s resources since the bottle is reusable.
Shatterproof? What makes GLASStic bottles better than regular glass water bottles with protective silicone rubber sleeves? Silicon does not contain the shattering glass if the bottle breaks. The GLASStic bottle is not only “very” break resistant, but it is very shatterproof. If you drop it and the glass breaks on the inside, the glass will be contained in its shell which keeps you from getting cut or having to pick up glass around you. The outer shell is made from a highly durable BPA free plastic which helps with the longevity of the bottle. What’s also awesome is the cap and base are BPA free as well and fully recyclable.
The GLASStic bottles come in 6 cool colors ($19.99 each). Each bottle holds 16oz of fluid and what I love about it so much is that it seals with a great lid and you can lock the lid in place. Turning the bottle upside down and to its side freaked me out a bit, but it never leaked or spilled and made it perfect for travel, going to the park or storing in a cooler on its side. What is awesome is that if your bottle does break – you can contact the company directly and pay a small fee (about $8.00) to replace the glass insert on the inside. The outside layer and top/bottom should survive through most of the damage should your glass on the inside shatter.
While this bottle is super cool, it was not tested to see if it can handle high temperatures like those for tea or coffee, so please be sure to use cold or cool drinks in your bottle only. And, most importantly – do not freeze the bottle. Many don’t realize that when water freezes, it expands and because of this, it can cause the glass in the bottle to shatter. Besides these little notations, this bottle provides a great item for those who love to drink water, or any cold drink for that matter. I especially love the colors and the fact that I can see through the bottle itself. I think infused water is not only about the healthy parts of it all – but also the fact that it’s super pretty to look at. The bottle is dishwasher safe, however it is suggested you wash it by hand to preserve the bottle itself for longevity.
I have had this bottle now for a month and considering we are pretty active and my sons drop everything at this age, I am very amazed at how well it has held up to numerous washing (by hand) and some dropping as well. The company states that the bottle can take up to about 6 heavy duty drops before the inside cracks and of course, it depends on what it is dropped on and how high. If you are someone who enjoys water infused with essential oils, this would be an awesome bottle for you.
Check out the video demo below that shows how the GLASStic bottles are different from Glass bottles covered by silicone.
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