Metal, plastic or glass: what type of bottle should I choose?
The past couple of years has seen a growing awareness around single-use plastic. In the UK alone, it’s estimated that 38.5 million plastic bottles are used every day, and approx. 15 million are not recycled properly. As of 2017, a million plastic bottles were bought across the globe each minute, with many of these ending up in landfill or the ocean rather than local recycling centres. We’re only just coming to terms with the effects this may have in the future. So why not do your bit and invest in a reusable water bottle? Not only will it save you money, it also means you’re more likely to drink the recommended two litres of fluid a day.
Water bottles are used in everyday life, so it’s no wonder why businesses choose them to promote their brand. There are several types, but the main ones you’ll come across are metal, Glass or plastic. It’s important to consider your options when it comes to choosing which reusable bottle to brand with your logo and why you should be using them in your marketing over other advertising gifts. Some (mostly metal), can be used for hot or cold drinks – usually with a guarantee of 12 and 24 hours respectively.
An article by the Telegraph quotes Tim Field, an environmental scientist at Daylesford. “Stainless steel is very robust and stable. It can be washed time and again, though it has to be hand washed, as they often come with a thermal lining that can’t be machine washed.”
Steel also has eco-credentials. “From my perspective as an environmentalist, steel’s great because it’s very easily recycled. If you do end up driving over it, if it somehow breaks, or that cap loses its seal, it can be recycled.”
Glass bottles are particularly popular and another good option as some people don’t like the metallic taste you can get from metal bottles. If you ever need to dispose of your bottle, it can be recycled, like stainless steel. However, glass bottles won’t keep drinks warm for long and can be a potential hazard for young children.
Plastic bottles are often machine washable, but you’ll have to consider the environmental impact of plastic production. “The problem with plastic,” says Field, “is that you can only ever down-cycle them, never recycle. It degrades every time you recycle it. Steel and glass are fully recyclable.”
Other options include bamboo and aluminium, although some report a strong impact on flavour.
Plastic Water Bottles
Foldable Plastic Water Bottles
Foldable Plastic Water Bottles with a belt clip and 420 ml capacity. The product is available in a range of popular colours including white, silver (not transparent), orange, red, pink, light blue and light green. Brand with your logo on the front or back in Pad Printing. The product features a popular roll-up design and offers great value for money.
Available Colours: White, Yellow, Orange, Red, Pink, Pale blue, Pale green, Silver, Blue
Baseline Bottles 500ml
500ml Baseline Bottles from the Redbows promotional water bottles collection are available in a wide collection of standard colours and caps and can be wrap round printed. The bottle has a screw on cap with push pull opening and is BPA free.
Available Colours: Black, Blue, Clear, Cyan, Dark blue, Green, Purple, Red, Silver, White, Yellow.
Metal Water Bottles
400ml Aluminium Water Bottles
Aluminium Water Bottles with a 400ml capacity and a handy carabiner belt clip attachment. Available in a selection of popular colours including black, red, light green and silver. Brand with your logo on the holder or front in pad or laser printing. Ideal for camping trips or outdoor adventures. Product Dimensions: Diameter 66 × 175mm- Print Area: 190 × 80 or 40 × 40 mm
Available Colours: Black, Red, Cobalt blue, Pale green, Silver
Arsenal 510 ml Vacuum Insulated Bottles
Arsenal 510 ml Vacuum Insulated Bottles double-wall stainless steel vacuum construction, which allows beverages to stay cold for 15 hours or hot for at least 5 hours. The construction also prevents condensation on the outside of the bottle. Stainless steel screw-on lid. Volume capacity is 510ml. Stainless steel.
Available Colours: black, blue, green, red, silver, white
Thor 510ml Copper Vacuum Insulated Sport Bottles
Thor 510ml Copper Vacuum Insulated Sport Bottles durable, double wall stainless steel vacuum construction with copper insulation, which allows your beverage to stay cold for 48 hours and at least 12 hours for hot beverages. The construction also prevents condensation on the outside of the bottle. On-trend, durable powder coating. Stainless steel screw-on spill resistant lid. Volume capacity is 510ml. Presented in an Avenue gift box.
Available Colours: solid black, silver, white, grey, blue, red, mint
Oasis 650ml Glass Sport Bottles
Oasis 650ml Glass Sport Bottles single-wall glass bottle wrapped in a soft grip silicone sleeve with non-slip bottom. Features a screw-on top and stainless-steel lid with a comfortable silicone handling loop. Do not freeze, do not microwave. Volume capacity is 650ml. Presented in an Avenue gift box. Glass with silicone.
Available Colours: Black, Grey
Hover 590 ml Glass Sport Bottles
Hover 590ml Glass Sports Bottles wrapped with protective silicone sleeve. Single-wall clear glass bottle, with screw-on lid with carabiner hook. Dual opening construction allows you to add ice cubes and clean easily. Not suitable for hot beverages. BPA Free. Volume capacity 590 ml. Presented in an Avenue gift box.
Available Colours: black, green, blue
To view our full collection of reusable drinkware visit https://www.redbows.co.uk/promotional-water-bottles