Let's have a little real talk today.
For a long time, I've firmly believed that we all can live our best, most ethical lives in style. I am a proponent of the movement to make the sustainable choice the easy choice. The cool choice. The pleasant choice. We feel fulfilled when we know that our personal gain will not come at the expense of this most wonderful planet we live on. When we slow down the frenetic pace of life a bit, we can see more clearly that there is so much to appreciate in nature, and so much to risk by its destruction.
Habits can be so hard to break. But breaking bad habits can be one of the most freeing, gratifying accomplishments to experience. And the time has come to let go of our intense addiction to single use plastics, before we absolutely destroy our oceans, our air, and even our own bodies as a result of the habits we have built up around this common convenience.
Producing single-use plastics is resource-intensive, and the final product is petroleum based, which is not a healthy vehicle for transporting life's most precious element into our bodies. While it is true that single-use plastic water bottles can be recycled, many are not; and once in the landfill, they will virtually never break down. Worse yet, many end up littering the oceans and causing a variety of environmental problems that we don't see or realize as we go about our daily lives.
In all honesty, I absolutely love my reusable water bottles as much as I love shoes and handbags. They make such great accessories! And, like any other accessory, there's so much fun to be had in picking out exactly the right one for you. My sister loves a bottle with a straw, for example, but I prefer one that allows me to sip similarly to I would drink from a glass. My husband likes a sport top on his bottles. S'well is absolutely my bottle of choice, and I want one in every color of the rainbow!
If you've already made the switch to reusable water bottles, I would love to hear which ones you're using! And if not, be brave! What better day than today to make the change?