- Posted by Air Conditioning Installers London
- On 7th July 2017
Everyone knows that recycling is great for the environment, with the current hot weather and plenty of NHS warnings to keep hydrated cool with the air conditioning on full blast, water sales have increased rapidly. Some of us use a bottle and throw it away in the bin…if you do the at least aim for the green side and recycle… but if you are a reuser, not just a recycler, the question is. “Is it safe to reuse a water bottle in this hot weather?”
Filling and refilling a water bottle, leaving it out in the heat and not washing it out can have some serious health effects according to the food standards agency and Cancer Research UK. Experts suggest that the properties in the bottle break down and contaminate the water within. Physical wear and tear can see bacteria harboring in the cracks and in hot weather especially, this bacteria will multiply given the warm and damp environment. Often water left in these types of bottles exceeds the national guidelines of drinking standards and can result in upset stomachs… Hardly the desired effect of downing a bottle of H2O mid tanning session! Experts, therefore, recommend that you, in fact, buy a polypropylene bottle, and preferably a white one which is washed regularly to avoid any issues.
Even washing the bottle too much is ill advised as the soapy properties will end up deformed and potentially poisonous… So its metal or a solid reusable plastic bottle you fill up rather than buying new.
So now that we are hydrated – no belly ache but stuck with an abundance of bottles (if we failed to order a solid one). I guess it would be a good idea to do something a little creative with some of your collection..traditional recycling and reusing aside of course. Why not turn your hands to a little DIY recycling, using the bottles to create cool garden features like paint pots. Cut them in half and paint, fill up with soil and get planting a seed. Other fun options include making a cute flower vase, lamp, and even rocket. So stay hydrated, get creative and reuse a water bottle safely!