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The Importance of Insulated Bottles vs Plastic

by Jennifer Lam on Jul 11, 2022

The Importance of Insulated Bottles vs Plastic

With the increasing awareness of the harm of plastic bottles and the fight for social responsibility, more people are switching to reusable water bottles. One of the most popular and highly used reusable bottles is insulated bottles.

As the name suggests, insulated bottles are best known for their ability to maintain the temperature of the contents for a longer period of time. Beyond that, these bottles are growing in popularity because of their durability, health and safety, and eco-friendly features.

In this blog, we uncover the importance of insulated bottles versus plastic bottles and why you should start using one yourself.

Before we get to that, let’s first understand how and why insulated bottles work better than plastics.

man and woman holding insulated stainless steel water bottles

How Do Plastic Bottles and Insulated Bottles Maintain Temperatures?

Plastic bottles don’t have the capacity to keep hot things hot and cold things cold. In other words, if a plastic water bottle is left in a hot environment, the water will warm up. Studies show that at high temperatures (like sitting in a hot car), toxic chemicals can leach into the food or beverage, making the plastic unsafe to use. Worse, plastics that stay in extreme temperatures for a long time can become fire hazards.

On the other hand, insulated water bottles are double-walled containers that are designed to prevent heat transfer. The external and the internal walls do not touch, so no conduction occurs. The air between the two walls is sucked out to create a “vacuum” to  prevent the transfer of heat via convection. Lastly, insulated bottles have silvered inside parts to limit the transfer of heat via radiation.

By stopping any method of heat transfer and preventing air from coming in, insulated bottles are able to maintain the original temperature of their contents for a long time — whether the contents are hot or cold.

man holding Flobottle

In fact, Flobottle can keep your beverage cold for up to 24 hours and hot for up to 12 hours.

The Benefits of Insulated Bottles vs Plastics

Now you know that insulated bottles are best for keeping the temperature of your drinks for a longer time. But there are more reasons why you should choose insulated bottles – specifically, stainless steel water bottles – over plastic ones.

1. Stainless Steel Insulated Water Bottles are Safer to Drink From

Insulated water bottles don’t have BPA (Bisphenol A), a chemical compound found in epoxy resin and polycarbonate plastics that can leach into your beverage. This chemical is known to increase risk of certain cancers, hormonal imbalances, and reproductive problems.

Worse, BPA is released when plastic containers and bottles are exposed to heat and sun, which means if you drink that water, you’re going to consume BPA. Furthermore, insulated water bottles are free of phthalates, a synthetic chemical known to cause asthma, congenital disabilities, and fertility problems.

Consumers are now more health-conscious and looking for safer alternatives. That’s why many have shifted to insulated water bottles that protect them from potentially harmful substances.

Flobottle insulated water bottles come with a BPA-free guard straw, strap, and sipper. Regardless of the temperature your Flobottle is exposed to, the contents are safe to consume.

2. It’s Eco-Friendly and Sustainable

Studies show that 14 million tons of plastic get dumped into the oceans every year. Plus, plastic water bottles are typically thrown in landfills and can take up to 700 years to decompose. Even though plastic bottles can be recycled, they have a relatively short life cycle and lose their quality over time.

Skateboarder drinking from insulated stainless steel water bottle

On the other hand, insulated water bottles are made of stainless steel, a durable material that can be reused and recycled multiple times. This means you can use it indefinitely without losing its quality while also reducing environmental impact. Plus, recycling limits the need to harvest raw materials which prevents harm to our land and communities.

Flobottle insulated water bottles are designed to be reused as many times as possible, so they can last for years if properly maintained. Aside from saving money from frequently purchasing plastic water bottles, you’re helping the planet by reducing single-use plastics.

3. Insulated Water Bottles are Convenient and Easy to Maintain

Insulated water bottles are easy to clean and maintain. Dust and stains come off with soap and water. And, both the inner and outer parts aren’t susceptible to corrosion and rust, so it’s easy to maintain the longevity of your bottle.

While insulated bottles are typically dishwasher-safe, you can better protect your Flobottle by handwashing it. This allows you to better get in all the nooks and crannies. Plus, the heat of the dishwasher water can degrade the rubber seal.

4. It’s Efficient to Use

Plastic bottles are often meant for single-use. Those that can be reused multiple times lose their quality when exposed to high temperatures and external elements. Alternatives like glass bottles are more reusable, but they are fragile and easily break, making it tricky to bring with you throughout your day.

Insulated water bottles are resistant to corrosion and rust. They don’t break and crack easily. The durability and long-lasting features of stainless steel insulated water bottles make shoppers favor them – whether for everyday use or outdoor adventures, like camping.

Family camping with Flobottle

Flobottle is crafted from 304-grade stainless steel with a corrosion-resistant powder coating, which makes it durable and gives a comfortable grip. From gym classes to camping trips, your Flobottle insulated bottles can be your greatest companion.

Insulated bottles should be part of your handy, everyday must-haves. Not only are you reducing single-use plastics and being more respectful to the environment, but you’re also protecting yourself and your family from potentially dangerous toxins. Plus, you’re saving time and energy when it comes to maintaining your bottles, and you can use them for a longer time, which means more savings for you!

Whatever your style and lifestyle is, there's an insulated water bottle that suits your needs. Shop Flobottle insulated bottles today.