In the UK alone, every year we use more than 35 million plastic bottles. Get yourself a refillable bottle, stat, and you’ll instantly be saving plastic.
From scientists discovering that the Great Pacific garbage patch is now nearly three times the size of France, to the news that plastic waste looks set to treble within the decade if we don’t act now, the ongoing conversation around plastic waste has left us feeling very concerned for the future of our planet.
Twelve million tonnes of plastic rubbish is being dumped into the oceans every single year and a large contributing factor to the mounting waste is plastic bottles.
Of course, we’ve all popped into our local corner shop or supermarket to grab a bottle of water when we’re feeling parched, but it’s single use plastic containers such as these that are damaging our planet in a devastating manner.
It’s absolutely paramount that we act now to cut down on plastic waste while there’s still hope of reversing some of this damage. This is something that’s already proving promising, after the introduction of the 5p charge for plastic bags has seen an approximately 30% drop in plastic bags on the seabed.
In order to continue seeing encouraging results in relation to the 35 million plastic bottles we use every year, we’re imploring one and all to invest in a reusable water bottle.
Not only do they look super snazzy on your work desk and encourage you to keep hydrated (which let’s not forget, is also very important), they will help you to cut down on buying disposable plastic.
Check out our edit of gorgeous reusable plastic bottles, from stylish designer numbers to those adorned with cheeky slogans and cute illustrations.
Created in London’s Dalston, this fashionable reusable water bottle is beautifully crafted from premium, food-grade, BPA-free stainless steel.
Pretty and pastel, this blossom-covered water bottle can do no wrong.
If you’re concerned about any of the toxins in tap water, this is the water bottle for you. It includes a replaceable carbon filter that filters water as you drink, removing chlorine and organic contaminants in the process.
This bottle is inspired by organic materials and along with swirling blue, green and pink tones, is adorned with a realistic Paua shell print.
This millennial pink water bottle features the words, ‘TO GO’, in the hand-drawn typography of famous Danish architect Arne Jacobsen.
As well as helping you cut down on plastic pollution, this water bottle has a deeper message, encouraging you to stay present in the moment.
This 500ml flamingo water bottle is the taste of tropical life your office desk needs.
Tick off the botanical trend and do your bit for the planet with this gorgeous glass water bottle.
Not only will this water bottle keep liquid cool for up to 24 hours, the mouth is also wide enough to fit ice cubes in to ensure ultimate refreshment.
Leak-proof, with 24 guaranteed hours of coldness and a perfect-for-spring design, could this be the water bottle of your dreams?
For the truly fabulous, behold; a glittery water bottle straight from the ever-popular Kate Spade New York.
This ‘avocardio’ bottle (geddit?) is ideal for taking to the gym, not least because of its waste-saving properties but because of those motivational, adorable little avocados.
You might have thought the eye-catching architectural graphic print on this water bottle was good enough reason to buy it, but, much more importantly, 100% of the profits from its sale goes towards protecting oceans from overfishing and plastic pollution.
Even hydrating can be edgy with this punk-tastic, spiked water bottle.
Sometimes your water bottle knows best. Make sure you stay hydrated and listen to this little guy.
In luxurious white and gold hues, this reusable bottle is printed with a unique and realistic design of calacatta marble.
You’ll have trouble keeping your colleague’s mitts off this irresistible cacti-patterned water bottle.
Avocado addicts, we’ve found the water bottle for you.
This clever little bottle is nonslip thanks to the silicone pop of pink that wraps around its lower half. Stylish and smart.
Taking a swig never felt so stylish with this 260ml rose gold stainless steel water bottle.
You’ll be extra hydrated with this larger-than-your-average, palm-covered water bottle in your hand.
This pretty, floral pattern is imbued with the energy and charm of the all-girl Los Angeles brand, ban.do, that it’s made by.
This reusable bottle is decorated with a one-of-a-kind mother of pearl pattern and has a shiny, high gloss finish that adds to its glamorous look.
Images: Getty / Courtesy of brands