Though bottled water is often maligned by the more eco-conscious among us, it’s basic convenience is undeniable. This is the reason that in the U.S. alone we consume around 28 billion bottles of water each year, and that number is increasing. Luckily there has been a major movement as of late to promote the use of reusable water containers of all shapes, sizes and styles. Now there’s a new option for those “bring your own bottle” types, but this one is hardly a bottle at all. Vapur is a fully flexible, reusable water container that offers a unique alternative to one-time-use plastic water bottles. The plastic pouches are designed to be flattened, rolled, and folded away to fit in your pocket, purse, or briefcase for optimum portability and efficiency. The 16oz containers come in a variety of colors, are dishwasher safe, and come with resealable spouts and sport caps just like conventional bottles. At a cost of just under $9 a pouch Vapur is looking to be an attractive option for those looking to ditch the disposable plastic bottle.
Many are surprised to hear that nearly half of all bottled water comes from municipal sources, in other words its just tap water put I a bottle and sold at the store. Even more striking is the fact that in many instances there are lower health and quality standards placed upon bottled water than those placed on public sources. But the primary issue of course is the waste generated by disposable plastic bottles. Though they are recyclable, four out of five bottles still make their way to the landfill. And considering the plastic required to make them is a petroleum derived material, there is plenty of reason to just steer clear of the bottle option all together. Here in New York City we are blest with some of the best tap water in the country. Even more reason to consider shifting your hydration needs over to a reusable option such as Vapur.