The Benefits of Using BPA Free Water Bottles

What is BPA and should I be concerned about it?

BPA stands for Bisphenol A. Bisphenol A is an industrial chemical commonly found in the production of certain plastics since the 1960’s. BPA is found in polycarbonate plastic, which is used to manufacture disposable drink bottles. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) claim that BPA is not harmful to the human body if consumed in very small amounts.

However in high amounts BPA has been linked to a number of health issues including:

  • Memory Loss
  • Depression
  • Male Impotence
  • Heart Disease
  • Asthma
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Breast Cancer

Environmental Impacts of BPA vs BPA Free Water Bottles

As well as potentially being bad for your health, BPA based products can be bad for the environment too. Transportation of BPA products can result in the emission of harmful gases into the atmosphere. Additionally, a large percentage of BPA based water bottles aren’t recycled, resulting in the leaching of BPA and other harmful chemicals into the environment.

In contrast, BPA Free water bottles such as the 2.2 litre Gym Keg are made of reusable plastics, meaning they can be used time and time again. Using a BPA Free water bottle is an environmentally conscious way of reducing the number of plastic bottles that end up in a dump or elsewhere. You can rest assured that less fossil fuels and toxins are released into the atmosphere, during the manufacturing process of BPA Free water bottles.

Reasons Why you Should be Using BPA Free Water Bottles

Here is a list of additional reasons as to why you should be using a BPA Free water bottle such as the Gym Keg.

1. Reduction in Plastic Waste

Nowadays the majority of bottled water that is sold comes in recyclable plastic. However according to the International Bottled Water Association (IBWA), less than half of the bottles are recycled, with the remainder ending up in landfills and in our oceans. Drinking from a reusable BPA Free Gym Keg means that you don’t have to constantly purchase pre-bottled water, which in turn helps to reduce plastic waste.

2. Money Saving

By purchasing the BPA Free Gym Keg, you could save hundreds of pounds a year if you regularly buy bottled water. The cost of bottled water quickly adds up, whereas tap water costs a few pennies.

Be sure to keep your BPA Free Gym Keg within arm’s reach so that you don’t have to fork out to purchase standard water bottles.

3. Healthier Living

The European Food Safety Authority guidelines [1] suggest a basic intake of 2.5 litres a day for men and 2 litres of water a day for women. Staying hydrated is vitally important for your body to function properly and the 2.2 litre Gym Keg is perfect for fulfilling your daily water requirements.

When properly hydrated, you will also find it easier to resist the temptations of sugary sodas or other unhealthy snacks.

4. Self Expression

Unlike standard plastic water bottles, reusable BPA Free bottles give you the chance to express yourself! Check out the vast array of colours that the Gym Keg offers now and make your environmentally conscious statement in style today!

References

[1] http://www.efsa.europa.eu/en/efsajournal/pub/1459