5 of the best plastic free water bottles

Eating & Drinking
5 minute guide

Alice Pritchard

20 March 2018

Globally we go through a million plastic water bottles a minute (so that’s three million more added to the ever growing pile before you’ve finished reading this). This World Water Day, make sure you’re passing on plastic and embracing a bottle that will last, is recyclable and carbon neutral.

We prefer our reusable water bottles to be entirely plastic free. It’s thought that the chemical that’s used to make these longer lasting plastic bottles, Bisphenol A (BPA), can leach into our food and drink and it can have a harmful effect on our hormone production. 

BPA-style reusable plastic bottles are also a hotspot for bacteria, both the Telegraph and the Independent have reported recently that these water bottles harbour harmful bacteria when used constantly.

5 of the best plastic free water bottles

24 Bottles

Did you know every time you choose not to buy a plastic bottle of water you stop 80g of CO2 being released? 24 Bottles know that and measure everything including making sure their steel water bottle business is carbon neutral. They support carbon offsetting initiatives including planting forests in Europe. We love the simple design and the fact these reusable water bottles will last for years.

24 Bottles Free Water Bottles

Each time you don't buy plastic you stop 0.8g of CO2 being released

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Jerry is a BPA free, stainless steel water bottle, that comes in two sizes, 550ml and 750ml. Both are topped with a sustainable sourced bamboo stopper. These bottles aren’t for hot drinks but are great on the go otherwise. The brand gives 100% of its profits to water projects around the world; each bottle is stamped with a coordinate of the project you’ve helped to fund.

Jerry Plastic Free Water Bottles

Jerry's bottles are stamped with the location where your money funds water projects

Stay Sixty

Chuck one of these these award-winning Stay Sixty water bottles, made from food-grade, BPA-free, stainless steel in your bag and you’re ready to go anywhere. The plastic free water bottles come in Pantone shades of grey, black and pink and come apart for easy cleaning.

Stay Sixty Free Water Bottles

Stay Sixty's bottles come apart for easy cleaning

Klean Kanteen

Klean Kanteen are better for people who want to do more than get to work or around town. They come in various sizes for sharing and there’s an insulating range for hot and fizzy drinks. The patented Climate Lock guarantees the temperature for 100 hours. That’ll get you up a mountain and back. Oh and the company’s a B Corp (here’s why we love B Corps).

Klean Kanteen Plastic Free Water Bottles

Klean Kanteen are a favourite among hikers as they keep drinks hot and cold


Stainless steel isn’t the only way to go in terms of reusable non plastic bottles. Yuhme combine Swedish design with a bottle made from sugar cane. Sugar cane is 100% recyclable and carbon negative. The bottle is free from Bisphenol A, Phthalates, and additives and each one sold pays for someone in the Central African Region to have clean water for six months.

Yuhme Free Water Bottles

Yuhme is the world's only water bottle made from sugar cane

What can you do for World Water Day?

World Water Day ia a UN awareness day, on 22 March, and this year focuses on water in nature and finding natural solutions to our clean water crisis. 2.1 billion people live without safe drinking water at home; affecting their health, education and livelihoods.

So what can you do?

  • Choose to support a brand that gives back to water charities.
  • Join this webinar on 22 March that explores natural solutions to our water woes and how to be a water steward.
  • Become a water crisis guerilla humanitarian by taking water filters to remote communities.
  • Hold an event around 22 March to talk about the causes of water. See the UN’s map for existing events here.
  • Support ethical fashion brands that don’t use textile manufacturers that pollute the waterways.

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