The Hidden Dangers of Plastic Bottles

This post is sponsored by Brita, but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.

By now, we’re all pretty familiar with the idea of recycling. Especially when it comes to plastic bottles.

What I feel is a lesser-known message is that just because something is recyclable, it doesn’t mean that it does no harm. Even myself, an advocate of treading lighter on our planet, didn’t realize how much harm we can do with things that are supposed to be better for the environment.

One of those things is plastic water bottles.

I try to use a reusable bottle on a regular basis, but I’m still guilty of grabbing a case of plastic water bottles – especially when we’re on the go.

But, with the help of Brita, I’m starting to break that habit because I don’t want to be trashing the planet to stay hydrated.

Did you know that plastic water bottles take 450 years to decompose? That’s a REALLY long time.

And if you think about the fact that 2000 plastic water bottles are used every second, that’s a lot of water bottles just sitting around. So much so that by 2050, there will be more plastic than fish in the ocean.

As someone that loves snorkeling and ocean life, that fact alone is heartbreaking for me.

Luckily, there are solutions that go beyond reusable water bottles. With Brita, you can easily replace up to 1800 single-use plastic bottles a year with little effort. Their sustainable alternatives to bottled water make eco-friendly living a little easier and even healthier.

Brita helps reduce 99% of lead, mercury, chlorine, benzene, and more. Longlast Filters also filter out odors and impurities for even better-tasting water for up to 6 months.

Improving the planet can feel like it’s hard, if not impossible at times. But starting with simple swaps like using Brita and a reusable water bottle is an easy way to tread lighter on the planet.

Live #BetterWithBrita with me! With the help of Brita, I’m ditching bottled water as a step towards lessening my negative impact on the planet. Learn more about Brita Longlast and find out how to get it here.