This is a sponsored post written by me in partnership with Icebox Water, a plastic water bottle alternative. All opinions are my own.
I am a huge proponent of carrying a reusable water bottle with you. I always have mine with me. However, there are times when I run out of water and there is nowhere to refill my bottle. Since I have to be very conscious to stay hydrated, I do have to buy bottled water at the store on occasion.
Every time I buy a bottle of water, I cringe and wish there was a disposable plastic water bottle alternative. I know how wasteful disposable plastic water bottles are, and I know how much they tax our environment. Did you know that in the U.S. alone, we use 17 million barrels of oil each year to make enough plastic bottles for all of the bottled water we drink? That's enough oil to run 1.3 millions cars for an entire year.
The waste doesn't stop there either. A lot of people think that plastic water bottles are okay because they're recyclable, but did you know only 23% of plastic water bottles are actually recycled? The 77% that end up in our landfills can take 450 years to decompose!
It's because of this waste and impact on our environment that Icebox Water decided it was time to introduce an eco-friendly plastic water bottle alternative. Instead of PET plastic water bottles, Icebox Water packages their Canadian Spring Water at the source in BPA free packages made from 74% paper. They use 76% less plastic than traditional plastic water bottles. The spout and cap are made from polyethylene, not PET like traditional water bottles.
Plus, they are compostable and will break down in 2-24 months depending upon the composting conditions. That's a lot faster than 450 years! If you don't compost, the Icebox Water packaging is also 100% recyclable.
I took a box of Icebox Water with me on a walk on a warm day and I felt like the water stayed cooler than if it were in a traditional plastic water bottle. The water also tastes very crisp and clean. Unlike most bottled water, it's not just filtered tap water – it's actually spring water that's bottled from True North Springs in Notre Dame Bay, Canada.
If you've been looking for a plastic water bottle alternative, be sure to check out Icebox Water! If you can't find it in your local store, you can purchase it on the Icebox Water website.