By now most of you have seen a commercial on TV about how plastic drinking bottles are polluting our oceans and landfills. Or maybe you heard a news story about the possible leaching of chemicals from plastic bottles into drinking water. For most people on the go plastic drinking bottles is a convenient way to bring your water with you. Recently many bottle companies started advertising BPA free plastic water bottles. So these bottles are free of one chemical that scientists have identified as harmful to the human body. What about all of the chemicals that they haven’t identified? Are they going to tell us in a couple of years that those chemicals were harmful to us also? Maybe, or maybe not. One thing for sure I’m not willing to wait around and gamble with my health.
If plastic drinking bottles are on their way out then what you may ask is a good alternative? The other choices we have are aluminum, stainless steel, or glass bottles. I have tried both aluminum and stainless steel bottles and they both start to leave a metallic taste in the water after repeated usage. Glass is another type of bottle I have tried but have always been worried about dropping my gym bag and having the bottle shatter into a bunch of pieces. Glass doesn’t add a weird taste to the water. There are no issues with chemicals and they are easy to clean. The big issues most people have with glass drinking bottles are their weight and safety. Well thanks to a company called PURE the breakage problem is a thing of the past.
PURE Safe-Shell drinking bottles have a special coating on the outside that prevents the bottles from exploding all over the place if dropped. Unlike other glass bottles that will shatter if dropped on the floor the PURE drinking bottles will remain intact. Even in the event of breakage, no harmful shards would be around to step on. The shell around the bottle prevents any messy, potentially dangerous accidents to clean up. If you broke your bottle, this is what it would look like:
The PURE Safe-shell glass bottles come in few shapes and different sizes. They retail from $19.95 for a kid sized bottle to $24.95 for a large sized bottle. They also sell different lids. As for the lids make sure you test your lids as soon as possible, as I had issues with lids not closing properly and therefore the bottle was leaking.
Available in 4 colors – Pink, Blue, Green and Clear
For more information or to purchase, visit PURE online store but before you head there, Check out our video where we tested a PURE drinking bottle against a regular glass bottle.
Disclosure: I received free samples of Pure Glass Water bottle mentioned above for free to facilitate this post. All opinions are mine.