6 benefits of reusable cups, bottles and tumblers

Why not use plastic bottles?

For many, making the transition to using reusable bottles, cups or thermos can seem like a hassle, opting to continue buying disposable plastic bottles. This is mainly because they do not know the consequences of these bottles for health and the environment.

Single-use disposable cups are very common when we have to have any drink outside the home, in meetings such as birthdays and activities. You know that its main material is plastic, but the question is, Do you know how this material works?

In general, we are not in the habit of reviewing what materials the products we buy are made with. If we started to do it, we would see that there are bottles on the market that are made with materials that are harmful to the body and that also do not preserve the properties of water.

On the other hand, studies show that Puerto Rico generates 5.19 pounds of solid waste every day, which represents one of the highest rates in the world, and gives a total result of 8,290 tons of garbage daily among all citizens. According to EPA data, of the 29 landfills in Puerto Rico, only 10 are in compliance: Carolina, Fajardo, Hormigueros, Juncos, Ponce, Salinas, Humacao, Yauco, and two in Peñuelas.
The fundamental thing is that you understand the negative impact of a plastic bottle or glass on your health and the environment.

6 benefits of using reusable cups, bottles and thermos.

  1. Better physical health

  • What are plastic bottles and cups made of?

Many of these bottles are made with a substance called Bisphenol A or BPA, a compound that is very harmful to health. Plastics are derived from materials such as cellulose, coal, natural gas, salt and oil. Their composition allows them to last for 10-500 years. After this time it becomes small particles called "microplastics", so it never completely disappears from the planet.
Did you know? PET is capable of absorbing the moisture that surrounds it and damaging the content of the product.
  • Plastic in high temperatures

By exposing some plastic products to high temperatures, they release a small amount of chemical substances to the food or drink that is exposed, damaging health. Because of this, it is important that you never drink from a plastic bottle that you have left for several hours in your vehicle.
  • How long does it take for the product to reach your hands?

The large number of products consumed in Puerto Rico are imported by ship and plane. Each delivery of this merchandise can take between five weeks and up to three months to reach its destination. During this delivery period, the merchandise is usually exposed to high temperatures and, or rodents, insects, among others, managing to contaminate the product that reaches your hands.

It does not matter the brand of the bottled product, or the filters used to purify water, in the end the plastic will end up contaminating the content?
  1. Save money

Investing in a reusable glass, bottle or thermos even helps to obtain profitability since we avoid buying dozens of disposable plastic cups.

When you do the calculations, you realize that the purchase of bottled water (including the blue plastic bottles) is higher, while using tap water after a year can save a good amount of money.

To achieve this result it is important to combine the use of reusable cups, bottles and thermos with a Bottleless Water Dispensersince it is essential to filter the water that comes out of your tap before consuming it.
  1. It can help improve hydration

To be healthy and well hydrated, humans should drink about 8 glasses of water a day, this can vary depending on your physical constitution, your diet and the things you do in your day. If you have a reusable bottle, I assure you that it will be much easier for you to do so. You are also less likely to resort to beverages such as soft drinks or other unhealthy ones.

Although drinking water is a good habit, many put their health at risk by consuming this vital liquid using plastic bottles .
  1. Less polluted environment / better air

Although there is bottled water produced from recyclable plastic bottles, many of them do not reach the proper recycling facilities and end up as garbage in landfills, in the environment and in bodies of water .

On the other hand, the production of disposable cups represents a high consumption of natural resources for a product that has a useful life of only 1 hour at most, causing a negative impact on nature if it is not manage it correctly.

Globally there is a problem of garbage accumulation and little awareness or education on this issue. The production of plastic continues to be exaggerated and without responsibility, despite the fact that the Planet shows us different signs of the damage that is being caused to it. According to the UN, “More than 400 million tons of plastics are produced in the world. 79% of that garbage is found in landfills or thrown into the environment and bodies of water, only 9% is recycled and 12% is incinerated”

Yes choose to drink from a glass, thermos or reusable bottle, you can significantly reduce the consumption of plastic as its waste, producing a beneficial effect in caring for the environment.
  1. Better durability and function

Because they are made of more resistant materials such as stainless steel, it is much more difficult for them to break. This material does not release toxic components, so the liquid in the bottle will not be contaminated. Our collection of reusable cups, tumblers and bottles completely free of BPA,so it does not negatively affect your health.

In general, stainless steel bottles manage to maintain the temperature of whatever is poured into them, whether it is hot or cold.

On the other hand, these glasses are made of a material that allows us to wash them even at high temperatures without deforming or losing quality.

Unlike plastic bottles, they do not give off odours, so you won't have to drink water with the bad taste left by plastic.
  1. Improves the local economy

When you fill your glass, thermos or reusable bottle with tap water, using a water dispenser without a plastic bottle (to filter the water), you are directly supporting the local economy of the country instead of investing in exported liquid products. The money paid to the water company has as one of its tasks to count on the development and continuous improvement of local infrastructures and systems. It is true that, on the other hand, we must be careful that these companies have good management of the use of these funds.


In short, plastic is our common enemy, since it causes negative effects in the long or short term. Remember, this never breaks down, it only turns into micro-plastics.

Scientists predict that by 2050 there will be more plastic than fish in the ocean.

The use of reusable glasses, thermoses and bottles not only contributes to a cleaner environment, but also saves you money and promotes a healthy lifestyle. It is in the hands of each one to take advantage of these small details to bet on sustainability and look to the future of the planet.


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