plastic bottles: disrupting your health, one sip at a time!

plastic bottles: disrupting your health, one sip at a time!

not just the ecosystem, bottled water is ruining our health as well. brinda explains how

Dangers of a plastic bottle

For years, bottled water has been available at every possible store, and still is. You never carry a water bottle whenever you are on a trip, travelling or out for some fun. On being thirsty, you buy a bottle of mineral water and drink it then and there.

 How convenient, right?

 But, did you know that when you drink that water, many other things also enter your body along with the water?

 Read on to know more!

that bottle has travelled for months…

The journey of a bottle from the factory to your hand can be of minimum a few weeks or months. During this time, it gets exposed to heat on many occasions, especially in our country with subtropical and tropical weather. With a shelf-life of 2 years, every bottle is stored till they are either sold or expired.

 You only buy a bottle when you don’t have access to drinking water nearby. This indicates that you are outside and will be travelling for some more time, further increasing the possibility of your bottle being exposed to heat and sun. Forgetting your bottle in the car can result in extreme heating.  This heating causes the chemicals and toxins to leach into your water.

 The plastic bottle for water is made from polyethene terephthalate plastic (PET).  BPA or Bisphenol A is one of the main toxins that enter your body along with this water. BPA is harmful to your body and disrupts many functions like,

 * fertility

* brain development

* has the potential to cause cancer, &

* heart problems

 As per a study, 90% of samples from well-known water brands had microplastics. These microplastics gather inside your body when you regularly consume bottled water. Microplastics have the potential to -

 * damage your cells,

* cause cancer,

* induce inflammatory and immune reactions.

Now, you might wonder that plastic bottles have been used for years, why is all the harm showing up now? The reason these studies have come up so late is that it takes time to show the impact. It acts like a slow poison that ruins the human body, one sip at a time. That is why now is the best time to act and save our future generations. This is similar to tobacco research and findings coming in after hundreds of years of tobacco usage. 

moving on to the harm caused to the planet…

Whenever you buy a plastic bottle to consume water, it is discarded once emptied. People either leave it on the ground or dustbins near them. These are further dumped into the landfills which result in polluting the soil, water and air. The plastic that reaches the ocean, kills 1.1 million marine creatures a year.

1 million plastic bottles are purchased every minute around the world. Increased consumption results in increased production. The process of producing plastic bottles releases tons of carbon dioxide. It results in all sorts of natural disasters and is also responsible for climate crises. Increased production of the bottle means an increased contribution to global warming & pollution.

so, what is the solution?


 Yes, it is the best solution we have at this moment to combat the issue. Buy yourself a wonderful glass, copper or a metal bottle along with a bag that is easier to carry. Always have your water, wherever you are travelling. With your bottle, you can ask for refills from locals and avoid buying bottled water.

 Now, you might feel that carrying a bottle everywhere can be a little burden and boring. Well, what burden are you willing to take?

 The burden of carrying a small bottle everywhere you go;


 The burden of deteriorating your health and destroying the planet’s resources by consuming bottled water.

 The choice is yours!

be awenest to yourself…

We understand the struggle of breaking an old habit and building a new one. However, you reading this blog is a sign that you are ready to take your first step. The urge to read and know about the topic shows your readiness to start the change. This is a great sign and I appreciate that.

 Head on towards the second step of buying yourself a wonderful bottle to carry around. You can choose from a wide range of options and select the best copper bottle from our collection. Beyond saving you and the planet from harm, copper bottle adds to your health. It detoxifies your body, slows ageing, helps in digestion and gives many benefits to your body.

 Copper is a metal that has the properties to kill bacteria, yeasts and viruses on contact. It is an age-old ayurvedic practice to consume water stored in copper vessels. Its antibacterial & antimicrobial properties make it the perfect fit for your kitchen. It positively charges the water and leaves you feeling energetic & fresh for the rest of your day. 

 give good habits a try by using one of our copper bottles from, here.

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Author - brinda shah is a freelance content writer. she is a ca turned into a writer who loves to read, write & meditate. you can connect with her on linkedin  and on instagram 

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