As a general rule, I never buy bottled water. I do my best to make less of a negative impact on the world wherever possible, so that includes unplugging everything that I can in my apartment before I leave…to walking/biking all over the place back when I was living in a place with sidewalks.
Very few plastic bottles are ever actually recycled, and most of them end up in landfills, so this whole “green living” stretches to encompass carrying around water bottles wherever I go too!
I have issues with staying hydrated. (You know it’s a real problem if it ends up on both my 2015 Fitness Goals and my 101 in 1001 list. >_>), and with the weather (hopefully) warming up in the next couple months, I may be depending less on my trusty insulated water bottle, and more so on all them cold drinks out there in the world! (Probably just water, because I’m not that exciting when it comes to hydration.)
I found out about Ohyo bottles through Erica, and really liked the concept. I am all for companies that promote healthy and green living! :O (I also think the word, “squish” is super cute, but before I derail again, they look like this! (This is the bigger size!)
Ohyo water bottles are collapsible water bottles that are awesome for green living, and super easy to clean. They’re made in the UK, but are now available in the U.S. as well! 😀 The fun colors would make it great for kids, and if you’re worried about water staying in there because of the accordion-style, just wash, rinse, shake vigorously, and overturn it on a dish rack for a bit!
Why They’re Wonderful
- Environmentally friendly!
- Dishwasher-safe (so yea, you can just throw it in your dishwasher if you’re feeling lazy! :O )
- Available in 2 sizes (500mL or 1000mL)
- Compact! (fits in your pocket!)
- Inexpensive ($8.99 for 500mL or $19.99 for 1000mL, compared to $1-2 per disposable bottle of water–these have been tested up to 10,000 squishes! :O)
- Lifetime guarantee!
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Disclaimer: I received free samples of the Ohyo 1000 & Ohyo 500 in exchange for an honest review. As always, all thoughts & opinions are mine and mine alone! There are a couple affiliate links in this post, which means that if you make a purchase through clicking the link, I’ll receive a tinytiny amount of moolah to throw towards my astronomical student loans.
The 1000mL size comes with a metal clip on it, so you can hang it off your bag/purse/etc. while you’re traveling or doing some sort of awesome outdoorsy activity that I wish I could participate in as well. (It’s just still very cold here, so my will to venture outdoors is very low.)
When squished, they’re about the size of my hand or smaller, which is pretty darn compact. (I can put them through chain link fences with room to spare, and considering how short & stumpy my fingers were, it was a wonder how I was any good at piano! :O )
For the record, please don’t put hot or carbonated beverages in these! They’re meant for cold/room temperature beverages! (Colored drinks may stain, but if you don’t care, then go right ahead!)
Ohyo bottles is providing me with 2 Ohyo Bottles (1 1000mL to the first name I draw, and 1 500mL to the second name I draw) to give to my readers! 😀 Giveaway ends on March 29th at midnight EST!
- How do/can you contribute to greener living?
- Do you have issues with staying hydrated?