Why You Need To Ditch Disposable Water Bottles Permanently

 

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Bisphenol A, or BPA, is a chemical found in many products including plastic water bottles. The chemical has been linked to certain cancers in many cases. So by avoiding disposable plastic bottles altogether, you’re also avoiding exposure to possible life-threatening disease. So if, like millions of other earthlings, you’re still happily guzzling water from disposable plastic bottles, here’s why you need to stop.

Today. Reasons to ditch disposable plastic bottles for good 1. Health concerns. BPA, or bisphenol A, commonly occurs in disposable plastic bottles. Drinking water from plastic water bottles has both environmental and health impacts to consider.

There are many reasons to ditch disposable water bottles and switch to using a reusbale water bottle filled with water from your own home — here are just a few. Transporting bottles water is not easy. Due to water’s high density, transportation, processing, and refrigeration requires over 50 million barrels of oil, enough to fuel 1 million cars for a year. Imagine one quarter of a bottled water filled with oil, thats how much is required to produce and deliver a single bottle of water.

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of hydrosbottle. All opinions are 100% mine. A few months ago I watched the documentary Tapped, a film that examines how the entire bottled water industry works and discloses the major role it has played in the depletion of our environment, the increase of pollution Continue reading Ditch the Disposable Water Bottles for Good →. Start by making a pledge to stop using disposable water bottles for good. Your pack, troop and crew will keep dozens of plastic bottles out of landfills each month.

You’ll reduce your eco-footprint and protect the ocean. And you’ll save a ton of money by choosing to drink from a reusable bottle. Single-Use Water Bottle Alternatives So You Can Ditch Plastic for Good If you forget your reusable water bottle, don’t go straight to plastic — these sustainable alternatives are just as convenient.

Ditch disposable, single-use bottles of water! Join the movement and do your part to reduce the amount of unnecessary waste going into landfills. The average American will save approximately $25 and 18 bottles from the landfill by taking our pledge to go disposable-free.

Good: Hygiene Plastic bottles are generally cleaner than reusable bottles. Because they’re intended for one-time use, they don’t need to be maintained or washed. Plastic water bottles can be reused, although they should be rinsed thoroughly between uses and shouldn’t be reused extensively, due to possible contamination and chemical exposure. The FDA says you should wash the bottle out with hot soapy water between each use. If you do that, you can reuse your plastic water bottle as long as it doesn’t appear to be breaking down or showing any cracks, which really depends on how often you use it.

Once you notice it looks worn and old, you’re better off getting something new.

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Other problems may arise because bottled water is stored for longer periods and at higher temperatures than water distributed in piped distribution systems or because containers and bottles are reused without adequate cleaning or disinfection.

“Guidelines for Drinking-water Quality” by Organisation mondiale de la santé, Anonimo, WHO-Work programme, Światowa Organizacja Zdrowia, World Health Organization, World Health Organisation Staff
from Guidelines for Drinking-water Quality
by Organisation mondiale de la santé, Anonimo, et. al.
WHO, 2004

Also, when drinking bottled water, avoid soft plastic containers that are made with phthalates, a contaminant that can leach into the water and affect hormone-sensitive tissues such as breast tissue in women and prostate tissue in men.

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by Ray Kurzweil, Terry Grossman
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The stress of reusing the bottle can release more BPA and phthalates into the water.

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from Eating Clean For Dummies
by Jonathan Wright, Linda Larsen
Wiley, 2011

The plastic bottles may leach cancer-causing and reproduction-harming chemicals such as phthlates and bisphenol-A. About 50 billion plastic water bottles are used each year, and only about 10% get recycled; the rest clutter streets and lots, pollute the oceans and waterways, or wind up in landfills.

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from Health and Wellness
by Gordon Edlin, Eric Golanty
Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2009

Reusable plastic water bottles are made of a type of plastic that should not contain BPA, but if the water has been in the bottle for months or years, under unknown storage conditions, there is the possibility of some degree of contamination from other chemicals, such as phthalates (discussed in the next chapter).

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As the years go on we develop more skills to make the water bottles thinner, the plastic better, so the recycling becomes better.

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by Sofía Bahena, North Cooc, et. al.
Harvard Educational Review, 2012

The claim that the SIGG bottles didn’t pose this hazard was important to their consumers, who wanted a permanent water bottle to reduce waste (good for the environment) and one that was free of BPA (good for the drinker).

“Wilful Blindness: Why We Ignore the Obvious” by Margaret Heffernan
from Wilful Blindness: Why We Ignore the Obvious
by Margaret Heffernan
Simon & Schuster UK, 2011

In addition, water directly from the tap may be safer than water from a bottle: research indicates that polycarbonate and other plastic containers leach hormone-like chemicals into our food and drink that can disrupt reproductive health and sexual development and may contribute to cancer.8

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by Jan Chozen Bays
Shambhala, 2009

These are largely single-use plastic bottles, and furthermore, in the developed world, tap water is just as good for one as the expensive bottled water.

“Plastic Waste and Recycling: Environmental Impact, Societal Issues, Prevention, and Solutions” by Trevor M. Letcher
from Plastic Waste and Recycling: Environmental Impact, Societal Issues, Prevention, and Solutions
by Trevor M. Letcher
Elsevier Science & Technology, 2020

In addition, toxins from the plastic bottles, such as carcinogenic BPA, will leach into the water.

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  • me and my family all use stainless steel water bottles. we also only fill the tap water in glass bottles for cooling in the fridge:)

  • Stainless steel is a good choice. Yes there is an upfront carbon emission issue, but since they are tough enough to last years, they do end up balancing back out.

  • Wait… Why do people even use plastic bottle? Doesn’t they get water in their homes? Can’t they just fill a bottle from their home and take it with them outside?

  • I don’t care about these things it give my immune system some exercise we are too clean the hygiene hypothesis I thing makes sense and I have not experienced any autoimmunity.

  • Your fruit and veggies and everyday food is going to have bacteria on them. The water we drink isn’t sterile either. I haven’t gotten sick yet. Going to keep doing what I am doing which is washing my bottles after every use. Not worried about it.

  • In the video, they kinda skipped over how the unrecycled plastic ends up in the ocean. The WWF has a great article on this which I’m gonna summarize a bit here.

    1. Plastic being blown away at some point on its journey from the curb to the landfill. This happens a lot because plastic is so lightweight. Once at a landfill, plastic usually doesn’t get into the environment, as landfills in the US are generally well managed.

    2. Littering. This is the obvious one. Bottles, bags, cigarettes, straws. Illegal commercial dumping also contributes.

    3. Plastic Products that dumped down the drain: wet wipes, tampons, cotton swabs, bandages, contact lenses, dental floss, and polyester from clothes released in the washing machine. There are also plastic microbeads, tiny plastic balls added to many hygiene products, such as soap, facial scrub, and toothpaste, as an exfoliating agent (to make it feel “silky’). These microbeads are less than a millimeter in size and pass through filtration systems at water treatment plants with ease and end up in ocean ecosystems.

    WWF article: https://www.wwf.org.uk/updates/how-does-plastic-end-ocean#targetText=Plastic%20you%20put%20in%20the,and%20the%20sea%20this%20way.

  • Education on how to be more responsible would likely be helpful. Perhaps the CEOs of larger companies should be required to take the courses.

  • What about cardboard containers? Similar to milk cartons or juice boxes. I know they may not be as durable or work well with vending machines, but I’m curious about why they are not a good alternative.

  • Give recycling responsibility back to manufacturers. That should be part of their costs (and by extension, the consumers of their products) not the public’s how many single use plastic bottles would go to landfills if they could be returned for a quarter? Levy taxes on manufacturers based on there recycling rates.

  • I’ll stick with my double walled stainless steel. I like my water ice cold and glass and plastic don’t work, the ice melts. Plus, I don’t use a dish washer, I hand wash everything. I hate large openings on water bottles, I have a small mouth and Ill just spill it down my face. I have one of those small brushes and it cleans the tight areas just fine.

  • Nah… when we were little. We use to drink water from the fountain we made underneath the big tree.. i think its the juice of the freaking mountain. Well it taste better than any water i tested tho.. We’re still alive and well.. not illness or anything at all. And all the people in that place still doing same thing… rhey are still alive too ����

  • I think bans just make people mad and want to do the opposite. At least in thr United states because we’re all still 15 at heart. I know education is difficult, but I really think that’s the best way. In the past, ecoactivism had pointed out the damage to the environment. People want to know how it damages themselves. And they aren’t good at connecting the dots themselves either. You have to explicitly tell them how they are harming themselves and their children right now in order for them to listen. Humans are selfish.

  • I love your videos! Very informative and I love your bright attitude!:) Can’t wait to sit down and watch all your videos when I have the time:)

  • Oh. I thought this was going to be about how the plastic downgrades in sunlight and poisons the water. Still a good video though. For our recent family trip, we found some glass bottles at Amazon and filled them with water from an actual natural spring near our house. Can’t get much better than that. Thank you.

  • They do sell cleaning tablets for water bottles and hydration bladders. Fill with warm water drop it in, wait and then rinse it out

  • Best Recomended Buy Ths Stainless Steel Filter water can
    https://www.amazon.com/Alexapure-Stainless-Steel-Filtration-System/dp/B01G0Q61YQ/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1503500921&sr=8-4&keywords=stainless+steel+water+filter

  • Germany has stupid high tap drinking water quality. The quality is even governed by law.
    So yes, banning single use water bottles by law in this country would be a very very very good idea.
    But they won’t. But there is a network of really deep and highly complex reasons why not.

    Please someone correct me if I’m wrong, but are the plastic Coca Cola bottles not designed to be washed, relabeled, refilled and reused?

  • Reusing things will always still be better then recycling whether it is plastic, aluminum or paper.
    Personally I buy fresh orange juice every two weeks and simply reuse the bottle as a flask before finally throwing it into the plastic bin.

    And yes, that doesn’t work well with those flimsy one-time use bottles.

  • I have a wide mouth that I only use water in. Every night I spray it with rubbing alcohol diluted with water, rinse in the morning and I’m good to go.

  • Plastic water bottles leach chemicals into your water. Even the BPA free ones. UV rays from the sun causes a chemical reaction with the plastic.

  • Where is the solution? Simply saying stay away from plastic doesn’t tell us how or what we should using to consume the healthiest water.

  • I’ve been using the same plastic water bottles for many years, and the same mesh “grocery bag” since 1989. If you live in the First World, you have (almost) no excuse. I hope that those unfortunate people whose tap water is contaminated at least recycle the containers of water that they receive.

  • 1:45 It’s found in the earth?……… Really? So are you saying that “Hormone Disrupting Chemicals” are not found “in the earth?

  • Wait, so were supposed to clean things we drink and eat from regularly? Wow, how have I never of this extraordinary concept until now?

  • I love/hate the topic of plastic, I just completed microplastic research in the gulf of Mexico last month. I’m by no means trying to discount the harm of so many plastic bottles being used, but just to compare the macro plastic problem with the micro plastic one; initially the biggest plastic pollutant (for microplastics) we found was fibers, most likely from washing machines. However when we went back to our samples to try and solve the case of the mysterious clear strands that looked like plastics, acted like plastics, but couldn’t be IDed, we finally determined they were from cigarette butts…..and boy were there a lot of them. So much so that we initially discounted them in our data before realizing what they were. The most prolific and shocking form of microplastic pollution was the filters in cigarettes, and you’re eating them if you eat seafood. Again this isn’t to say single use bottles aren’t a major problem, just that it’s so much more than just single use plastics that are destroying our oceans. Love this channel and your content, please keep it up! ☺️

  • He’s speaking mostly of water that is sold in plastic bottles, which is understandably a concern…. until you consider one major thing. Survivalist foods, which are purchased and planned to be stored over long periods of time, are always sold in plastic containers. How else are you going to store quantities of food or water for long periods of time except within plastic?????

  • Sorry, can’t really scroll through all the comments below, so maybe someone’s already asked you this. But, the plastic bottles that we already have, do they have any nasties spilling into the water if we just use them as a budget reusable water bottle? ( I live in Sweden too, so we can recycle, but reusing seems better!)

  • the plastic bottles themselves isnt the problem. the problem is recycling them. if we recycled 100% of them there wouldn’t be a problem.

  • We switched to plastic because it was cheaper, particularly when you factor in shipping and breakage. It’s recyclable, but recycling isn’t free or environmentally perfect. Public drinking fountains are less numerous than decades ago, so that “free drinking water” is only safe and “everyplace” when you’re in the nicest part of town. So the solution is carrying our water with us in canteens like soldiers left over from WWII. These plastic bans are just nanny-state government looking for an easier and cheaper solution than improving their recycling programs.

  • Plastic bottles should be like abortions: legal, but only needed in rare special circumstances. The go-to solution should be tap water in reusable flask. Plastic bottles only for the rare situations when you lose or forget your flask. And all of these plastic bottles should be recyclable/multi-use.

  • We all know there are too many plastic bottles out there in landfills and our oceans…but what do YOU think is the best solution? Banning them? Switching to alternatives? Watch our video to hear some of the pros and cons of different potential solutions and let us know what YOU would do.

  • I use a chillys bottle but I never washed it, you think it’s bad? I only drink water from it and pour it in my mouth without touching it.

  • I know the alternatives aren’t perfect, but aluminum is by far the best one

    Now you can have an excuse when people ask you why you drink so much soda

  • You can use vinegar or bleach with glass or stainless steel without harming the bottle. Use vinegar inside the straw and mouth piece on the straw lids.

  • …..What about the added “Fluoride” in much of the Nation’s municipal “Tap Water” sources?!…. WTF?!.. “What about That Fluoride?!”….

  • this might be a stupid question, but is water from plastic bottles contaminated even if you pour it into a glass? that is to say, is it the contact of our mouths on the plastic or is it the water itself that has already been contaminated by being in the plastic bottle? i pretty much exclusively drink sparkling water so…

  • So when we make cans with new aluminum it damages the enviroment, but not when they get recycle, am i getting it right? So, theoretically, if we can have enough aluminum and we recycle the 99,99% of them, we may limit the pollution at minimum. Is this correct?

  • stupid people, why dont you just wash it manually with soap and hot water? For further cleaning, you can desinfect it using vinegar

  • I have a litre glass bottle which was originally sold with juice in it and I reuse it as a water bottle, and once/twice a week I fill it with boiling water from the kettle and washing up liquid, rinse and clean the top with a sponge, think it does the trick ��

  • Aside from glass, there is something in every water bottle material that is bad for you. I find it funny when people on here promote stainless steal or aluminum bottles. You know why they taste like metal? Because they also leach bad things into the water!!!

  • I deep clean my water bottle (Camelback Eddy) about once a week. A run thru the dishwasher for the lid and straw, handwash with a baking soda and soap the bottle because i have stickers on it. I also handwash and soap up the lid after dishwashing.

  • Are we actually even drinking real water at this point? What does real water actually taste like? Most likely way different than we can ever imagine

  • I just bought a PUNC stainless steel water bottle and I love it! Although the one thing I would recommend to anyone buying a steel water bottle is not to buy a coloured steel bottle becuase the colour scratches off really easily and it just doesnt look great, so just go for plain steel.

  • Your thing on clean drinking water being from plastic water bottles is nonsensical as a solution to accessibility in poor countries. From my experience with friends who have worked in NGOs on this, the lack of bottled water is not the problem. Again your Flint example is also a false dichotomy. While I commend you actually researching the issue somewhat, your logic is fundamentally flawed.

  • I think it’s fair to say we place undue emphasis on plastic water bottles, while most of us don’t think twice about the huge proportion of our foods that come packaged in plastic. And while most water is placed in BPA-free PET bottles (which may still have some hormone disrupting qualities, opinions seem mixed), I expect many food items are packaged using other, less safe plastics. The point being, this is a far more complex question if we’re being rational about it, and focusing solely on water is missing the forest for the trees.

  • Another great balanced video. The one thing that I was surprised that you didn’t cover is the management of plastic. Where the US does produce and consume a lot of plastic, it is really good at managing it (making sure it doesn’t end up in the wild). A good indication for this by looking at mismanaged plastic (such as ocean plastic). I have seen it reported that East Asia is responsible for >2/3 of Ocean plastic where the US contributes < 1%. I have seen this reported in several places. One example is the Oxford OWiD https://ourworldindata.org/plastic-pollution.
    Let me know what you think. Did I get it right? Did I stay Above The Noise?

  • This is just superb, I’ve been looking for “plastic coated glass water bottles” for a while now, and I think this has helped. Have you heard people talk about Denadison Simplified Dominance (do a google search )? It is a smashing exclusive product for discovering how to find a great alternative to single use plastic minus the normal expense. Ive heard some incredible things about it and my work buddy got great results with it.

  • Banning meh. It is to late and I see it like George Carlin…the earth doesn’t care but waste affects us.

    There is so much waste besides plastic and the US is the biggest at it. This includes food and electronic waste.

  • That’s probably why I ended up with massive yeast, staph infections internally. Thanks for making this a topic/alert. What about charcoal water filters in the bottle?

  • I’ve been wondering about this thing about water bottles for years…and especially the small ones! I live in Germany and we do have plastic water bottles as well, don’t get me wrong. But we also can buy water in glas bottles and we get a refund when we bring (plastic & glass) bottles back to the shop….same with soda drinks in bottles. Our tap water gets tested every year and it’s actually better then the bottled water. So why buy water in bottles?

  • Its not the plastic causing all the health issues. its the GMO”s and roundup week killer in are foods. 90% of are foods. same stuff that kills test mice in 1 week with same % that we take in..

  • Besides the icky stuff building up inside areas that are hard to reach in water bottles, we should also be discussing which materials we should look for. It has been revealed that chemicals in plastic water bottles leech into water. An example is bottled water that you let sit in your car during the summer.

  • Will have to throw all my plastic water bottles out as they’re not safe because I’ve had them for too long & getting a horrible taste in my mouth because of them.

  • The truth is they will never ever state the truth about anything that is good for you and where to get the correct resources because then they lose out in making money it’s all about the money! Selfish world we live in unfortunately!

  • No brainer. Any reasonable educated person should agree. You have to weigh what causes the least pollution. Replace all plastic and styrofoam products with aluminum, hemp, bamboo, cactus, and other form of wood. Remember as much as it pollutes cutting down trees, we have the space to plant more. It takes hundreds of years for plastic to decompose as opposed to 5-10 years for a tree to fully grow. We have millions of acres of bare land.

  • Is it possible to use boxed water? Is it better than plastic bottles? And why don’t they replace boxed water with plastic bottles if it is better?

  • Why are we assuming everyone has a damn washer? I have never owned one and even when I lived in a house WITH one I didn’t trust it and manually did it anyway

  • Who washes such things in a washer? Oi Vey!!!! Soak that thing with warm water and bleach. Wash by hand, and use a toothpick to get into the hard-to-reach places.

  • Tap water tastes like metal and contains fluoride which cannot be filtered or boiled out. Tap water is nothing like natural spring water from a spring and contains hardly any if any of the health benefits. Unfortunately not very many of us live near one. I am very lucky and grateful that I do. It makes you feel really energized and tastes nothing like tap water or filtered water.

  • Not only are plastic water bottles bad but they are also annoying lol.
    I’m trying to avoid using them, but I can’t stand tap water. ��

  • Clear, simple solution: Do not let water sit in bottle longer than 24hours, clean bottle with hot water and soup. Let it dry now and then. If its opening is too small, use bristle brush. THAT IS IT.

  • How to clean your water bottle. Bleach. It’s called bleach. I put about half an inch of bleach in my water bottle and then fill it with water. Let the suds dissipate, and keep filling, slowly, until the bottle is all the way full. Take the cap and put it in a bowl with a solution of bleach and water. Let it sit for a while, at least an hour. Rinse very well. I like to put water in my bottle, then put my hand over the top and shake so I get all the nooks and crannies. With this method, it will be like you have a brand new water bottle. And, yes, you can be clean enough. And, that is why I don’t need you. You can never be too clean!

  • Where I live the water plant has to put the water threw so many chemicals, Such as chlorine. So our tap water really isn’t save either. Pushing what we thought was very healthy then saying later as they do studies, is wrong and should be looked at very closely.

  • I had a camelbak for about 6 months.. I found this tiny plug that was completely full of mold and I could pull out the plug but couldn’t put it back in. So I just threw it away. I originally bought it because of the hype of the camelbak bottle. I now have a big water bottle with big lid/mouth.

  • Where did you get your water bottle 500?(please don’t say target) I have a thermally insulated steel canteen that doesn’t look quite as stylish as yours

  • What about hemp based bottles? Would they have the same down side as corn based or are there other issues that would come along with it?

  • You’re so cute!!! I have a huge hydro flask and I carry it around everywhere proudly, unfortunately my parents still buy plastic water bottles so I’m going to try my hardest to convince them to stop… I love your videos! Thank you for you

  • Great video! Can you please expand in a video on using water overseas? I took my water bottle overseas to refill and some hotels (3 star and above) recommended not filling up from their taps, which I found odd bc I was in Europe. Some places I did fill up and it was fine but wondering how to overcome being away from your own environment and own water. Thanks xx

  • Where does the water that you fill your water bottle up with come from??? Is it filtered? Does it from a larger plastic bottle? If not how do you filter it?

  • Either way if you wash your water bottle there is still germs every knee in a while. I fact we you first get the reusable water bottles the material they use could have germs

  • There should be regulation on products like this. This is absolutely infuriating that producers are allowed to sell the people products which are killing us all in the spirit of freedom.

  • Hey! good video. I was thinking on mason jars and i found out most of them always have a smell from the last food in it (specially with wet foods), would you do a video about taking care or cleanning our glasses containers? Thank you very much

  • I finally bought my own reuseable water bottle a while back and I always always avoid plastic water bottles because I know its bad for the planet. Plus mine is cute and its a cconversion starter.:)

  • Simple solution. Get some Milton tablets fill a bowl full of water. Dissolve the Milton tablet and completely submerge the bottler with all parts that can be removed are. Leave for the designated time and it’s sorted. Do this once every 2 weeks along with a dishwasher cycle or 2 and your fine.

    Don’t be a grot just clean shit properly. I think this is directed more at the American market as here in the UK we have had stuff like this know tv and we didn’t have N many trouble with mould and so on because they were cleaned properly.

  • Point of service water purification systems are available for consumer use, and are more economical than a palette of water, even at Costco, much more so if you are buying at the grocer or quick shop. One of the bizarre developments in relief drives is donors sending bottled water to distressed areas, at great expense for shipping alone, when a few purification systems would provide much more water and much lower costs.

  • From the button of my smiling heart, thank you D.R Axe for your health contribution, however, is it safe to transfer the water which already bottled in plastic bottles into glass or cooper vessels just right before drinking it or you mean we should find other sources of drinking water! Hopefully, your time permits you to answer. ��

  • What kind of water bottle do they want us to use? Non-reusable bottles pollute the earth and now we can’t use reusable ones. What do we use to drink water.

  • Not just BPA. Most plastics still contain multiple chemicals that do the same thing. Avoid it all together. We are idiots killing ourselves.

  • I usually make my meals on one day for the whole week and put them in plastic containers:s. Does someone know another way to conserve my food and take it to work?

  • So what the hell do we do…..? There’s not many options, it’s either tap water or bottles water and tap water is full of toxins too, there’s no natural springs anywhere near me, I don’t own a well, what are we suppose to do?….

  • But tap water has lead chromium fluoride and whatever else pretty sure I’ll be a little bit healthier drinking the bottled water that I buy in stores right?

  • There are ways to recycle PET plastic bottles into 3D printer filament. A relatively tiny market at present, but at least it’s something. Hope it becomes popular!

  • What about Brita water filter pitchers?? You fill them up with tap water and it’s supposed to filter the water and make it safer to drink. If everyone had one and then used reusable bottles filled with that water that may be a good way to lower our plastic bottle usage??

  • Unfortunately, recycling plastic bottles is currently not as profitable as recycling aluminum cans. This is due to China cutting off imports of recyclable waste and the amount of plastic per bottle has shrunk over the past few decades. Another complicating factor is that people wish-cycle, i.e. giving waste to recycling centers in the hope that it will be recycled but it cannot be recycled or processed. Wish-cycling adds additional complexity to sorting out waste for recyclables. Some centers may dump loads in landfills if they even lightly contaminated.

  • BREAKING NEWS: DIRTY DISHES ARE BAD FOR YOUR HEALTH! Wow! Thank you for that information. I didn’t know I had to wash my water bottles thoroughly. Damn, I was hoping I wouldn’t have to use my hands to clean them though.

  • I live in dallas Tx and our tap water sucks so what alternative should I try should I boil it I read some comments said not to die to the fluoride, I didn’t know plastic was this harmful what filter should I try or should I start buying mineral water and mixing into the plastic water lol �� I’m at a loss

  • One time my brother got a water bottle and put pre workout in it. Then he left it on the table for a month. When he opened it again it had MAGGOTS in it!!!

  • Will have to throw all my plastic water bottles out as they’re not safe because I’ve had them for too long & getting a horrible taste in my mouth because of them.

  • The way your speaking you would make someone go buy a coke and not care about their health.you don’t sound caring your scaring people from buying water

  • Hi to everyone I am from India most of the people didn’t no the side effects of using plastic things like plastic water bottle,plastic lunch box,even plastic spoon etc If we use plastic water bottles in that water plastic nanoparticle and plastic chemicals will be mixed that water is not good for humans when we drink this water the water will go to small intestine and that plastic chemicals attached to small intestine and small intestine can’t absorb the proper nutrients if it is like this what is the use of eat nutrients food I have suffered from this so many years and I got bald head using this plastic things finally I got solution for this using copper pot or copper vessel is the solution to this plastic water And take one copper pot fill water in that pot leave it for 8 hours after 8hours u can use that water for drinking cooking u r health will be fine this how our Indian ancient people using copper pot and every 2 to 3 day clean that pot with lemon and salt mixture and don’t put this water into plastic bottles

  • I appreciate the topic but this video is useless without a solution and I’ve read the article Dr. Axe is linking. A filter is what he’s suggesting but no hand picked models? You’re not helping us if you can’t share what you do personally for yourself in this situation!

  • Ok, let me get this figured out… your plastic bottle of water is “dangerous”… plastic Milk bottles are safe, mustard, ketchup, mayo, soda, juice and the list goes on and on they are all “safe”, yet just the water bottles are “dangerous”…. Fucking seriously!

  • Bottle container materials have tough requirements: On the one hand they should have a long shelf life with often corrosive beverages and then decompose quickly without corrosion help.

  • Submerge them in very hot water with hydrogen peroxide or rubbing alcohol mixed in for a few minutes before putting them in the dishwasher or hand washing them. My grandparents used to do it with a spoonful of bleach but I use the peroxide or alcohol instead cause I am not sure if bleach is too safe!

  • Great video! Although I did feel at one point you mentioned recycling is NOT enough because “most of it ends in landfills or the ocean” without ever citing a statistic of how much of recycled plastic bottles are ‘recycled’. It could very well just be me, but it somewhat seemed like that was a point made based on a disjoint fact.

    If (ideally, albeit) ALL plastic bottles were recycled, would that be enough?

  • I live in a country where water from our sinks or tap water as you would call it is not safe to drink. Like at all. We can’t even cook with it. For the past couple of months every time I leave my house I have been filling my 500 ml water bottle from a public purified water fountain thing but once I finish that I sometimes need more and I buy a plastic bottle at work. I know this is a long comment but any ideas/solutions?

  • It is hard to find unfluoridated water that doesn’t come in plastic bottles, and the filters that supposedly take fluoride out are very expensive. So for someone who doesn’t want fluoride in their water but there area has that in their tap water; what is the option?

  • I really enjoy how informative this is. You took a topic that many people tend to disregard and label as an opinion and made it sound very factual and real (as it should be).

  • I wouldn’t worry so much about water bottles as its content is normally around a ph of 7 or above, why are you not doing tests on acidic products like vinegar sauces salts in fact most all other things other than water.. leeching chemicals must be worse as the reactive nature of the content is much more harsh

  • My main problem with tap water is what they haven’t figured out how to filter out yet: drugs. Yep from antibiotics to pain pills to steroids, they’re in your tap water. This is particularly harmful to kids of course.

  • hello Dr Josh,
    i m from India and m not sure if we get magnesium or b5 separately….( as prescribed by you in your heel pain video)can you help me with to find in which combination will i get magnesium and b5. i have plantar fascitis.

  • Well, here in my city (Argentina) we’ve a lot of botting plants, they make big can of PVC of 5,10 and 20lts of pure water, using delivery trucks to reach safe water to your house. The prices are similar or cheaper to buying plastic bottles. The best thing, the can are reusable, so there is no plastic contamination. I think that this is a great idea, perhaps banning is an utopian idea but making plastic bottles or another recipent more expensive is an interesting option. Obviously is a matter of time. I hope goberments take to help our planet.
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  • Thank you for posting this. I’ve been dealing with ovarian cysts. It started last year. My family realized I was drinking out of a water bottle when I’m going to places. What is the safest thing to use like going out of town to a doctor or shopping. I wish stores would have water and other drinks in bottles. I’ve been making smoothies more at home. I need to try bone broth sometime. God Bless you and thanks for taking your time to help others.:)

  • Why buy bottled water if you have a filtration system at home? Just take a little effort to fill up a glass bottle with filtered water. Better quality water than what’s in those plastic bottles. A lot of those bottled waters still contain fluoride (causes lots of problems in the body).