The Best Water Bottles
We heart these bottles not just for their design and eco materials but also because each of these companies cares about its workers and the planet. Check ’em out and then read about kicking your bottled-water habit for inspiration to use them.
Klean Kanteen’s food-grade stainless-steel water bottles come in a variety of sizes and tops. We like that the company is so transparent. Its website has updates about its auditing process that assures the workers at its plant in China are well treated, and it is a member of 1% for the Planet. The sleek bottles are lightweight and great for the gym and outdoor recreation.
This glass bottle is housed in a removable bamboo shell and can be used for both hot and cold liquids. The bamboo and glass are virtually endlessly sustainable products, and glass is an ideal container for water in terms of nonleaching and taste. We like their Give Back Program that raises money for customers’ good causes. Ideal for use in the car, house or office.
We like that these glass bottles with a silicone sleeve come in several sizes, including a 9 oz bottle with a sippy-cup top option. All caps and silicone are BPA-free and phthalate-free. The products are made in Europe and the USA.
The company’s Groove water bottle is plastic, our least favorite bottle material, but it’s BPA-free and filters the water you put in it. This makes it ideal to store in your car and fill from drinking fountains or other unfiltered water sources when you are out and about. Camelbak practices sustainability in its workplace, factories and product materials.