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Top 8 Drink Carrying Solutions to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

Reusable Mugs and Water Bottles are expected of the ethical consumer today. With all the options on the market, there is absolutely no reason to get your coffee in a paper cup or buy your water in a single-use plastic bottle. This product category has moved so far beyond bulky bottles and mugs, now you can find reusable mugs and bottles in almost every size and shape. Read on to see our top 8 picks for must have reusable liquid container products.

Nalgene Sustain 32 oz - wide mouth. This is the classic water bottle for hikers, mountain bikers, and athletes in general. It’s big enough to carry a litre of water and the mouth is wide enough to fit ice or fruit inside to add some flavour. This feature also makes it very easy to clean.

Nalgene Sustain bottles are made from 50% Recycled Content and are BPA, BPS, and phthalate free. During production, the equivalent of 8 single use plastic bottles are recycled to make one Sustain bottle. It is dishwasher safe, and completely leak proof. We carry the Nalgene Sustain in a variety of colours including Pomegranite, Woodsman, Cerulean, Melon Ball, and Aubergine.

Thermos is another classic brand that offers an array of durable travel mugs and tumblers to take your coffee or tea on the go. Not only does the double-wall stainless steel, vacuum insulated construction keep liquids hot, it also keeps them cold so whatever they carry remains at its ideal temperature for up to 24 hours. Thermos has been around since 1904 and has been the leading company in vacuum insulation ever since. If you’re just starting out on your journey towards a more sustainable lifestyle, it can’t hurt to go with a classic. 


Since bringing your own bulky Thermos or reusable mug everywhere can be a little too burdensome to be practical, Stojo solved this problem with its ingenious reusable collapsible cups and water bottle that you can press down into a compact size and put right in your pocket, purse, or computer bag. 


The Stojo cup took just over 3 years to develop, but when the product launched in 2015 it became the world’s first leak-proof, ultra-portable cup and eliminated the dilemma of doing what’s convenient over what’s good for the planet - at least where coffee is concerned. The cups even come with handy fill lines at the four, eight, and twelve ounce marks to make it easy for your barista to fulfill your order.  

The collapsible mechanism of the cups is fairly easy to use. To expand, just open the tab, remove the heat sleeve, and pull the bottom of the cup out, then place the heat sleeve over the cup to add stability and protection and screw the lid on.Then when you’re finished drinking you can stow and go - when collapsed the cup is just 2 inches in height by 4 inches in diameter. 

The cups are made with silicone and recyclable plastic. They are free of BPAs, BPSs, phthalates, lead, and adhesives. They are also LFGB certified, which is the highest food safety standard. And though your Stojo will last for years, when you are done with it you can rest easy knowing that the heat sleeve, lid, and collar are all made from recyclable plastic.

The Danica Sustain water bottle is a 17 Oz. glass bottle with a stainless steel lid. Made of borosilicate glass, this bottle is less breakable than ordinary glass. The bottles also have a couple different designs to choose from, so they have more personality than an ordinary, plain bottle or mug.  Bear Country Kitchen also sells Danica's Sustain Tea Infuser that holds 12 Oz.

The S’well Traveler is a 16 oz triple layered vacuum insulated bottle with a copper layer in addition to its sleek stainless steel construction. Its mouth is wide enough to add ice cubes and its condensation free exterior keeps it comfortable to grip. Women’s Health rated S’well as the best stainless steel bottle on the market. It’s hard to go wrong with the trendy designs and comfortable grip.


The MiiR 12Oz Travel Tumbler is perfect for people who like a smaller sized cup. Like Thermos, it’s also a double-walled vacuum insulated bottle, The MiiR brand puts emphasis on four design elements: minimal, functional, sustainable, and enduring. It also funds trackable giving projects, such as Clean Water, with each product sold. Each MiiR product features a Give Code on the bottom of the container that can be registered on their website so project progress can be followed.

Joco Reusable Glass Cups come in the 6, 8, 12, and 16 Oz sizes and are made from high-grade borosilicate glass. Their lids are engineered with an anti-splash design. Their thermal silicone sleeve is 100% plastic free to provide insulation in addition to a comfortable grip. Every purchase funds the Joco Seabin fleet which removes plastic from our oceans.  

And finally, the ChicoBag Bottle Sling is stretchy enough to fit most 12 -64 oz reusable water bottles and is made from recycled plastic bottles. In addition to carrying a bottle, it has pockets for a phone or keys, chapstick, pens, etc. It really makes carrying a bottle much easier on hikes or long days out and about. When you’re ready to store it, the entire sling packs neatly into the outer pocket for convenient storage in your glove box or pocket.    

There’s really never been a better time to commit to eliminating single use plastic bottles or paper cups from your life. Browse our online store to find the solution that’s right for your lifestyle. 

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