“Cant be a mermaid without water.”
One of the things we sometimes forget is how important drinking enough water is. Did you know around 60 million plastic bottles end up in landfills every single day, and Americans alone send more than 38 billion water bottles to landfills every year, the equivalent of 912 million gallons of oil.**
One bottle can take on average 450 years to completely decompose. Some types can take far longer, up to 1,000 years to biodegrade. Currently only about 10% of plastic bottles are recycled!
Each and every year, we are putting round 8 million metric tons of plastic in our oceans. That’s the equivalent of a rubbish truck emptying plastic into the ocean every single minute. Let that sink in, while your sitting on the beach looking out to our beautiful oceans, there is a rubbish truck pulling up next to you every single minute.
Its estimated that around 13 billion plastic bottles are used in the UK every year. Unfortunately only around 7.5 billion of which are recycled. The remaining 5.5 billion end up in landfills or the ocean. Don’t be part of the problem, get a reusable bottle!
“Don’t be drastic; Say “NO” to plastic.”
I know the title is Festivals and Bottles; when your away its easy to think, ‘oh its only a few days, I cant be bothered to carry a bottle with me…’
Thats an unhealthy thought process though, its not far till, ‘tent is covered in mud, its a long walk, it didn’t cost that much, lets just leave it.’ Click here for my write up all about what festivals are doing to change.
I also don’t want you dancing all day in the heat and forgetting to drink enough water. I know if you have a bottle on you, your more likely to drink it. Also there is a very real and dangerous risk, if your not drinking water when playing with recreational drugs. (Don’t over drink too, look for ‘The Loop’ at your festival. Click here for the website.) I know, I know, I am a rave mum! I don’t care what you do as long as long as you are being safe.
So what now I have thrown loads of facts at you, what is the best bottle for you? There are a ton of options, but which one is right for you? What bottle is perfect for a festival?
Ive been sent two very different bottles from two different companies
to test out. Both little different and different styles of lids too.
Moon Bottles and One Green Bottle.
‘The average person uses 156 plastic bottles per year.’
So lets start with the Moon Bottle, the one for life bottle.
“The Moon Mission, our objective is to improve the health of our planet by reducing single-use plastics.”
What Makes it epic?
24 HOURS COLD // 12 HOURS HOT
Their insulated stainless steel water bottles are made from double-walled 18/8 premium stainless steel. Keeping your water cold for the full 24 hours and your tea/coffee hot for 12.
LIFETIME GUARANTEE ON ALL ORDERS
Lifetime guarantee and easy returns on all orders!
PERSONALISED WATER BOTTLES
If you want you can personalise the Moon insulated water bottles with your chosen text and create custom bottles that will last you forever.
They want to sell you one bottle which you will have for the rest of your life, by giving a ‘Life Time Guarantee’ they are putting their money where their mouth is.
The pink bottle is the small writing and the aqua green is the large sized writing. How cool would these be as gifts, check out their book buy options too. How about buy your whole festi crew a bottle each with a saying which matches them or their name.
They come in three sizes, 250ml, 500ml and 750ml.
With the Moon Bottle, there is just one style and you can buy replacement lids.
The bottles feel lovely to hold, easy to use. For me they are a little heaver, this is due to their thicker installation. My Moon bottle currently lives on my desk full of coffee, keeping it warm and making sure I don’t come back to a cold forgotten coffee! In my option this is going to be my go to camping bottle. Around the campfire in the evening, lovely hot coffee. Knowing what the UK weather can be like, having one like this will be pretty good for them cold festival days wondering about. Taking my coffee with me! It will keep your water cold for 24hrs too! So a hot day, you know you will have lovely cold water to hand.
‘By 2050, there will be more plastic in the oceans than there are fish according to environmental scientists.’
One Green Bottle
Next up One Green Bottle.
‘onegreenbottle has been providing a conscious and sustainable alternative to single use plastic water bottles for over 14years. We lead and maintain operations with solid eco-credentials. We are passionate about zero plastic packaging, obsessive over reducing carbon footprint and crazy about ethical production.‘
What Makes them epic?
For each bottle sold they collect 25 single use plastic water bottles from ocean bound trash and provide much needed income to collectors in poverty stricken regions. They are a plastic neutral company.
100% RECYCLABLE BOTTLES
If they are looked after, their bottles can go on for years and years and when you are finally ready to say goodbye, they are 100% recyclable.
PERSONALISED WATER BOTTLES
They offer a personalised option, adding a name/short saying or you can pick one of their images.
Loads of different options to pick from with personalised, from thinking about your Childs named bottle, right the way through to a funny saying on your bottle for the gym. Loads of options.
They have loads of different styles and different cap options, they really have thought of every need. Be that camping with their insulated bottles, (keeping hot, hot for 12hr and cold, cold for 24hrs,) or heading to the gym with the sports cap option. They have got your need covered.
This is my little curvy bottle, they come in 350ml/500ml sizes and many different colours. I am already in love with it, easy to hold, light weight for taking out with me or wondering around a festival. Its become my go to bottle! Full review about these fab bottle coming soon so keep an eye out.
‘1,500 plastic bottles are thrown away every second of every day‘
Do the planet a BIG favour and go grab yourself a reusable bottle!
Whats the best water bottle for a festival? There are a lot of bottles on the market, and more new companies coming out bottles all the time. Just pop to your local supermarket and there will be lots of options. So what is the best one for you and the festival your going too. I hope this write up has helped you to make that choice. Do you like packing your bottle away in a bag, like it hanging from a belt? Like to carry it in your hand? Want an inbuilt water system? (I will come back to this topic again as there are more different options than just a stand alone bottle. What I am hoping is that reusable bottle will become the norm and another way to show off your personal style too. Lets all move away from throw away plastics and get a reusable bottle 😉
Very different bottles, which are really showing off the differences between these two festivals. Love that they have their brands on them. The Glastonbury Chilly’s one is BPA free, made with high-grade stainless steel. Keeps drinks cold for 24hrs and hot for 12hrs due to being insulated. Glastonbury also have a steel 500ml which £2 from each sale goes to WaterAid. The Boomtown bottle is 800ml, you can choose between a screw cap or sports lid.
We have just been sent a bottle from Root7 to try as well, so will be adding this to this page too. Keep an eye out for full reviews on the One Green Bottle, Moon Bottle and the Root7. Thank you for all the lovely comments, about which are your favourites. Lots of love for the Boomtown Fair Logo bottle and the 500ml Glasto bottle. Also Water To Go these bottles filter the water for you, be that from a puddle! Great for the big outdoors and traveling. Sandra Storm managed to run over her SIGG with a truck twice and its still going strong SIGG Bottle, she also has the top tip of using it as a hot water bottle at night. Some love too for The Big Bottle Co which you can personalise with stickers.
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Written by Alice.