To me there’s nothing like enjoying a beautiful relaxing day in the park with a book learning something new and interesting, especially when it’s about a more sustainable way of doing something. It’s crazy but I don’t think from what I learned a year ago that simply drinking water from a reusable bottle could’ve evolved into something more, but to my surprise it did.
Although I love my signature go to reusable water bottle from Swell I recently discovered an even more sustainably made option from Yuhme that is made out of sugar cane and has a negative CO2 footprint, and recyclable up to a minimum of 5 times. Also for every water bottle sold they give 6 months of clean, plastic-free water to someone in the Central African Republic. Pretty awesome stuff, especially to hear the words negative footprint when it comes to something being created, but you might be wondering just like I did how do they achieve that? Well Sugarcane is a renewable resource and can absorb CO2 from the atmosphere as it grows, unlike a plastic water bottle for instance which is created from a non renewable resource like petroleum and sends CO2 into the atmosphere.
Well at this point I don’t think I even need to mention the chemicals you avoid by choosing a plant based bottle over a plastic one, and the less waste you would be creating as well, but it’s never a bad time for a reminder. Lastly, I want to point out that I won’t be getting rid of my current water bottle to buy this one, but if you are in the market for a reusable bottle this is a great option, and just remember that the most sustainable thing you can do is keep using the things you already have!