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10 reusable glass water bottles to kick your plastic habit

Glass is the purest, healthiest material to drink from. Plus, in my experience, you get a clean taste without metal or plastic flavors. There’s myriad research that shows the dangers of drinking from plastic – and even though some plastic water bottle manufacturers have changed up their products to remove BPAs and other toxins, the bottles are still made from plastic, which requires high inputs of energy for manufacturing, is made from oil, has a low recyclability compared to glass, and isn’t great for holding warm or hot drinks.

Here are 10 sweet glass water bottles to help you kick your plastic habit.


1. 20 oz. Purity Glass Water Bottle // Contigo


Made with no BPAs, lead, or phthalates and no plastic components, this pretty bottle is made with glass, stainless steel, and food-grade silicon. I love the carry strap for toting it to the gym.


2. 16 oz. Glass Bottle with Straw Cap & Silicone Sleeve // Lifefactory


I’ve had this water bottle for 6 months, and I love it. No spills (even when it rolls around the bottle of my purse), it hasn’t broken after the 10+ times I’ve dropped it on hard surfaces, and it’s pretty easy to clean. I bought it locally at Whole Foods.


3. Classic Glass Water Bottle with Silicone Sleeve, 22 oz. // Takaya



4. London Heart 500 mL Bottle // Bkr


“100% adorable and addictive.” Glass and silicone, BPA and phthalate free, dishwasher safe – perfect.


5. Ello Thrive Glass Water Bottle // Ello


This one has a leak-proof bamboo cap. I love the Gatsby-esque jade print!


6. Miu Color Borosilicate Glass Water Bottle with Tea Strainer // Miu Color


Perfect for iced tea (or even hot tea!) on the go. The nylon cover gives it extra grip, and the bottle even comes with a cleaning brush.


7. 22-oz. Recycled Glass Water Bottle // BottlesUp


This one’s made with 75% post-consumer recycled glass, with a food-grade silicone cap, designed by architect Laurel Herter. Sourced and made in North America.


8. Eddy Water Bottle // CamelBak


CamelBak has mastered the water drinking experience with their eponymous water backpacks. I’d venture a guess that their regular bottles are well-made, too. This one’s glass wrapped in a silicone sleeve and is dishwasher safe.


9. Full Circle Wherever Water Lemon 20 oz. Glass Bottle // Reuseit, $19.95


If you’re the type of add some flavor to your water, this one’s perfect – it has a built-in lemon reamer that’ll squeeze in citrus juices, instead of dropping in the whole fruit and risking contamination from pesticides and other contaminants lurking on the peel.


10. Aquaovo Thermo-O GE(O) Glass Water Bottle // Reuseit, $28.95


This bottle has double-walled construction to keep drinks hot or cold – no more condensation getting everywhere. There’s a stainless steel infuser hidden in the cap to add tea or fruit. I love the geometric design, too.

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  • Reply
    February 24, 2015 at 10:48 am

    Love this post – I didn’t know several of the brands that you showcased. I tried out bkr and Takeya, but returned them as I didn’t like the sticky silicone sleeves. Dust etc would continually stick to them and make them look a bit dirty. Does the Contigo have a hard sleeve (like Lifefactory)?

    • Reply
      February 24, 2015 at 8:37 pm

      I totally know what you mean, the sticky silicone sleeves are a bummer! I really love the sleeve on my Lifefactory water bottle. Not sure how hard the silicone sleeve on the Contigo purity bottle is, that’s a good question 🙂

  • Reply
    March 2, 2015 at 9:58 am

    The glass Contigo bottle is on sale on Zulily today!

    • Reply
      March 4, 2015 at 11:41 am

      Ohhh good to know, thanks!!

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