Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you will have heard the staggering statistics about plastic and the environment.
It is estimated that there will be more plastic than fish in the sea by 2050 if drastic measures are not taken. But what can we do on a smaller scale to reduce our single-use plastic consumption?
From fabric totes (or carrying every last item of our food shop in our arms) at the supermarket, to ditching plastic straws in favour of paper alternatives, there are small changes we can all make that that add up to a big difference – including purchasing a reusable water bottle. It may shock you to learn that we use approximately 13 billion plastic bottles each year in the UK according to a parliamentary study.
Investing in a reusable water bottle is not just a more sustainable solution, but it is also cost-saving in the long run as you can refill them for rehydrating on the go.
There are also health benefits. We should all be drinking around 1.2 litres or six to eight glasses of water every day according to the NHS, but if you’re not even getting close to that, these bottles can help. H2O is essential for the proper functioning of your body and can work wonders for a clear and radiant complexion. Having a bottle with you – whether you are relaxing in the park, going to the gym, taking the tube or sitting at your desk all day – is an easy way to stay hydrated.
The rise in demand has led to reusable water bottles with fun and attractive designs that are as slick as they are eco-friendly. Insulated variations keep the beverage fresh and cold for 24 hours where options detailing where you should have drunk to at each hour of the day make it easier than ever to stay on top of daily intake.
We have gathered the best bottles that combine style with functionality.
Chilly’s 500ml Stainless Steel Water Bottle
We have long been a fan of the Chilly’s water bottles for their leak-proof and double wall insulated construction. The classic model has been given a playful update with a pineapple print design set on a vibrant yellow background. It is also BPA free and will keep your drink cold for 24 hours.
Shop the range on Amazon from £15
Pineapple Chilly’s water bottle – £25
The LARQ Bottle
Your reusable water bottle just got hi-tech. This innovative option from LARQ uses a self-cleaning technology to keep it fresh and ready to go at all times. It works through a UV light that purifies the water and eliminates 99.99 per cent of bacteria. It has a sleek, sophisticated design and is super lightweight. There are an ever-growing selection of colourways.
£129 | Live Larq
Corkcicle Colour Block stainless steel canteen 16oz
Keep hydrated throughout the day with the help of Corkcicle and its stainless steel canteen that will keep your beverage at the optimal temperature with a triple layer insulation. It has a screw-on cap with a wide enough mouth to slip in ice cubes easily. It also comes in a range of covetable designs including this pretty in pink colourblock option.
£30 | Selfridges
Klean Kanteen Classic Stainless Steel Drink Bottle
When it comes to practicality, Klean Kanteen has got you covered. Not only is the bottle crafted from stainless steel to ensure your drink stays hot or cold, but it has a sports cap that is easy to drink from. You can unscrew the top to pop in ice cubes and to make it simpler than ever to wash up.
£19.95 | Amazon
A5 memo bottle
There is no excuse not to stay hydrated with the Memobottle. It is available in a range of different sizes – from 450ml to a 750ml A5 – but is designed like a slim book so you can easily slip into your bag. The bottle is BPA-free, dishwasher safe, features a stainless steel lid and you can use it for both hot and cold beverages.
£29.94 | Amazon
Hip Water Bottle
You may already recognise the Hip water bottle as the handy little product has become one of the most popular on the market. Spotted everywhere from the race track, to your office, it has a flat shape that can slip easily into your bag as well as a screw cap lid, side strap carrying handle and a metal clip. The clear tritan body is embellished with a silicone sleeve and strap that is available in a whole host of colours like pink, grey, black and red. It is also dishwasher safe and BPA free.
£14.20 | Amazon
Pink Hearts Insulated Bottle
Emma Bridgewater has teamed up with Chilly’s to create eye-catching reusable bottles that feature the brand’s signature designs. The homeware label’s instantly recognisable heart, polka dot and floral prints are now available on an insulated bottle that will keep you beverages at that perfect temperature.
£19.95 | Emma Bridgewater
Stay Hot Keep Cold Bottle
In a variety of colours and designs, athleisure label Lululemon offer this workout-ready bottle that will keep your water cold for 24 hours and your hot drink warm for nine.
£35 | Lululemon
SquireMe silicone sleeved glass water bottle 500ml
Bringing an attractive square design to the equation, the SquireMe bottle will stand out from the crowd. The product has been handmade with a glass construction embellished with a colourful and biodegradable silicone sleeve that will protect it from knocks and bumps. It is also dishwasher safe.
£21.87 | Amazon
Que Collapsible silicone bottle
The future is here in the form of this hi-tech water bottle that is collapsible. Yes, you read that right. The spiral design turns in on its self, making it easier than ever to slip into your handbag or backpack if you are pressed for space. It is also stain and bacteria resistant, BPA-free and dishwasher safe.
£25 | Anthropologie
24 Bottles Orange 500ml Steel Urban Water Bottle
The stylish 24 Bottles come in an array of eye-popping and mood-enhancing shades to suit every preference. Choose your favourite between the yellow, orange, blue, pink and chrome models. Lightweight and easy to carry, it is ideal for staying hydrated on the go. It is also BPA free.
£18.50 | Trouva
Sass & Belle Memphis Modern Water Bottle
Your daily reminder to stay positive is here in the form of this fun bottle from Sass & Belle with a ‘Good Vibes’ mantra printed on the front and further embellished with polka dot, sprinkle and a pastel yellow touch. The bottle is also dishwasher safe.
£7.41 | Amazon
BUILT Perfect Seal Double-Walled Insulated Stainless Steel Drinks Bottle
Let reluctant sips of lukewarm drinks be a thing of the past with the Built bottle that has a double walled vacuum-insulated construction that will keep it cold for 24 hours as well as keeping warmer beverages hot for six. The stylish bottles have an endless array of colour variations and are also leak-proof without condensation appearing.
£11.99 | Amazon
Thermos Hydration Water Bottle with Straw
Thermos is well-known and well-loved for the performance of its products that includes this ergonomically designed water bottle. The bottle features a fold-away straw that makes it easier than ever to stay hydrated as well as a flip-up carry loop for on the go. It is BPA free, impact resistant and dishwasher safe.
£6.99 | Amazon
BRITA fill&go Vital Water Filter Bottle
This water bottle from BRITA has a filtration system built in so that each sip of water that you take is as a fresh and great tasting as the last. Available in green, blue, pink or purple, the bottle is impact resistant, dishwasher safe and BPA free.
£13.85 | Amazon
Kurt Geiger’s bestselling bag of the summer has been refashioned as a water bottle pouch. The bright rainbow design houses a bottle with an ombre pattern to help you reduce your consumption of single-use plastic with serious style points. For a bottle that gives back, £15 from each sale will be donated to WaterAid.
£89 | Kurt Geiger
Joseph Joseph Dot Hydration Tracker Water Bottle
Keeping an eye on your hydration levels is made easy with this cleverly designed Joseph Joseph offering. Created from impact-resistant Tritan, it features a tracking lid that records the number of times you fill it up, with a dot for every 600ml of water. This allows you to track up to 4 bottles per day. It’s also BPA-free and leakproof, making it perfect for workouts. Also available in 400ml bottles.
£9.99 | Amazon
Eva Solo My Flavour Drink Bottle
With a handy carry strap, this one comes in a slim shape that’s ideal for fitting into handbags. Each is completely watertight and made from BPA-free plastic. What’s more, you can create a tropical twist to your water by adding delicious fruits to the removable skewer. The bottle is dishwasher safe apart from the lid. Exclusive to online only.
£29.95 | Amazon
WAKEcup Bamboo Water bottle
With 10 per cent of all profits going directly to the Marine Conservation Society and Plastic Oceans eco-charity, this budget-friendly buy is an excellent year round option. The internal stainless steel double wall keeps your icy drinks cold for up to four hours, and the bamboo exterior is a stylish departure from the norm – the bit of brushed stainless steel on th screw cap is a lovely touch. Our favourite part? Aside from the WAKEcups undeniably good looks, the wide mouth makes this one especially easy to clean.
£10 | Selfridges
Waikiki Water Bottle
Designed to maintain the temperature of your drink for up to 24 hours for cold beverages and 12 hours hot, this bottle isn’t all just about good looks. The silicone base is a nice touch that avoids any clinking and clanking noises when you set it down, a certain bonus if your work in close quarters. This bottle also just feels really good in hand and the elongated tapered shape makes for an easy fit in just about any bag or backpack.
£25 | Waikiki Bottle
bkr Glass Water Bottle
Keep your water BPA free with a glass bottle. bkr is the go-to brand for stylish drink ware, as each bottle is wrapped in a bright easy-grip silicone casing. Baby pink and neon yellow are our favourites, but there’s a whole rainbow to choose from. The leak proof loop cap makes it a great workout companion too.
£28 | Amazon
HydrateM8 Water Bottle
Keep on top of your daily water intake with your own hydrate mate. Available in a range of colours and designs, the vessels also double up as fruit infusers.
£14.99 | Amazon
Bobble Water Filter Bottle
Not only is this simple yet stylish bottle the perfect travel size, the replaceable carbon filter means every drop of water you sip is cleaner.
£8.99 | Amazon
S’well Water Bottle
This innovative bottle is guaranteed to keep your liquids cold for 24 hours and hot for 12… a must during winter and summer!
From £17.50 | Amara
Our top pick has got to be the Chilly’s bottle. We cannot rave about it enough. Helping you nail your recommended water intake, it keeps your drink cold for 24 hours so that each sip is as chilled and fresh as the one before. There are an extensive range of colours, designs and sizes to opt between but we love the fun pineapple design. For its tech credentials, LARQ deserves a special mention. It has revolutionised the reusable water bottle game with its self-cleaning design that keeps your beverage free from any bacteria or contaminants.
Best alternatives to wet wipes: the eco-friendly options that work