Why You Should Be Using A Reusable Bottle - Moon Bottle Review

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AD - This post contains gifted items, but all opinions are my own

I like to promote sustainability on my blog, and one thing I am passionate about is reusable water bottles. There is no excuse to be buying single use-plastic bottles when there are so many amazing reusable ones out there. I have kindly been gifted a reusable bottle from Moon Bottles to review and show you why you need to be using a reusable bottle!

The image shows a stainless steel reusable water bottle standing next to it's white cardboard tube


Who is Moon Bottle? 


Moon Bottles is run by a husband and wife team. They create sustainable and reusable water bottles. Moon Bottles was created when founder, Lynette, was travelling around the world. She realised that everyone was experiencing issues with waste, single-use plastics being the biggest source of pain. She decided to create reusable alternatives which are guaranteed to last forever. Moon Bottles come in 3 sizes; 260ml, 500ml and 750ml. Similar to a Chillys Bottle, you can customise the colour, but the lids are all stainless steel. 

Testing Out A Moon Bottle!


I was kindly sent a Moon bottle to review before I go onto why you need to be using a reusable bottle! I was sent a 500ml stainless steel bottle called a "classic moon" on their website! I have tried a Chillys bottle, but I thought it would be a good idea to switch to independent small businesses!

When the bottle first arrive, it was in a cardboard tube. The bottle is contained in a biodegradable bag, which I thought was a nice touch. The bottle was lightweight, even in the tube. When water was inside the bottle, it wasn't too heavy either, making it the perfect on the go bottle. The design was sleek and similar to other bottles on the market. I really liked the stainless steel look, but would consider another colour too! 

 I haven't tested the bottle with hot drinks, so I can't comment on how well it kept the heat. I did use the bottle for cold drinks and was impressed with how long it stayed cold. The bottle is designed to keep things cold for 24 hours, although my drink didn't last that long! The bottle didn't leak n my bag, something that I find a few screw-top bottles do... I can't seem to put on lids properly! I thought it was really high quality and durable for the price. I would happily pay £14.99 for another one! If you use the code "EMMOON", you will get 15% off your order, making the bottles even more affordable!

The bottle was relatively easy to clean. You are supposed to hand wash it after every use, but it is quite hard to reach all the way to the bottom without a long scrubbing brush. This bottle was one of the best reusable bottles I have tried! It encouraged me to drink more and didn't leave a strange taste in my mouth as some do. I love how easy it is to carry around and drink from. I highly recommend this bottle, it's the perfect summer essential! I am really impressed with their environmentally friendly packaging too! If you're looking for a bottle, this is the one to get! With a range of colours to choose from, there's no reason not to love this bottle!

A Pinterest pin saying "7 reasons why you should be using a reusable water bottle. It is pink, black and white coloured with an image of 2 reusable water bottles at the top.

Why You Should Be Using A Reusable Bottle


It Can Save You Money

If you buy a plastic bottle, it'll cost you around £1 for a standard bottle. One Moon bottle will cost you £16.99 for the largest bottle possible (or less if you use my 15% off code, EMMOON). A plastic bottle is single-use, so you'll have to buy a new one every time, but a Moon bottle is a lifetime investment. You'd only pay £17 to have a water bottle for the rest of your life which is cheaper in the long run! Reusable bottles are fantastic ways to save money!

Reusable Bottles Are Better For Your Health

Plastic bottles contain chemicals such as BPA, which isn't great for your health. Many say it can affect growth, cell repair and energy levels. If you reuse your plastic bottles, it starts to deteriorate, and you can ingest little plastic particles. Bacteria will also start to grow, which you'll also be ingesting. This is because it's hard to give a single-use plastic a thorough cleaning. Washing it properly will cause the bottle to disintegrate faster as the warm water begins to break it down. Your best chance is to ditch the plastic and get a reusable one! 

They Look Stylish

There are so many reusable bottles out there with different colours, styles and customisable features. They all look a lot better than their plastic alternatives. It can make it easier to identify your bottle, it looks nicer and you can up your Instagram game! Reusable bottles are cute where as plastic isn't. 

You'll Be Reducing Landfill Waste

Plastic bottles claim to be recycled. In fact, only 1 in 5 bottles get recycled! Even if you think you're recycling your bottles, it may not be going to the place you think. If you don't recycle, the bottle will go straight to landfill. This affects the livelihoods of people, especially when your rubbish gets shipped abroad. It's harmful to the environment and to any animal who get caught in or try to eat it. It may also end up in the ocean.

You'll Protect The Oceans

Did you know, water will actually break down plastics? However, the ocean will break down plastic into "plastic smog", which are tiny toxic particles. These attract further pollutants and can be eaten by fish. When fish ingest these particles, it ends up in our own food chain, so you may be eating plastic particles! 

You Aren't Using As Many Valuable Resources

There is a lot of oil that goes into plastic bottles. The US alone used 17 million barrels of oil to fuel their plastic bottle addiction! Oil is a finite resource and could be used for better things than making plastic. It is also very polluting to the environment. By using a Moon bottle or similar, you're using fewer resources. You'll be using the steel that creates the insulated bottle and anything else that goes into it, but you only need one bottle for the rest of your life. 

Animals Are Less In Danger

Animals don't understand that plastic is bad for them. They may ingest it or get caught up in it. Both ways will most likely kill then. It sounds cliché, but reducing plastic usage will save the turtles along with many other animals! Plastic can get into the animals' food chain, similar to what I mentioned earlier about fish and our food chain. It can also cause marine eco-system pollution, which is where chemicals leak out of plastics affecting marine wildlife and corals. 

The image shows a stainless steel reusable water bottle standing next to it's white cardboard tube. It shows the bottom of the bottle & tube, revealing the moon bottle logo

There is a lot to take in, but to sum it up, get a reusable bottle and stop using plastic! We're nearing the end of Plastic Free July, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't make a conscious effort the rest of the year. Moon Bottles are an affordable way to help the planet in so many ways. Thank you to Moon Bottles for sending me my stainless steel bottle! It has come in handy a lot recently! Do you use a reusable bottle? Let me know where you bought yours from! 



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29 comments

  1. Love that you have come up with so many reasons! This bottle looks super stylish, I have a chillys bottle which I love and use ALL the time! x

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    1. I like the size of this one better than my Chilly...but I did buy a massive one! Thank you for taking the time to comment :)

      Em x

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  2. Using reusable bottles should be heavily encouraged! Saving the environment is better than being lazy using one! Thanks for this. :)

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    1. I couldn't agree more! Thank you for taking the time to comment :)

      Em x

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  3. Reusable water bottles also help to prevent plastic toxicity in the body! I'm part of the health and wellness space to this is a component that is sometimes overlooked. Of course, reusable water bottles are sustainable but we can also consider them to be better for our health!

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    1. That's a great point! Plastic degrades and get's into the body. It's really not great. Thank you for taking the time to comment :)

      Em x

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  4. Love this! I love my bottle but this certainly looks like a good one when I need to buy a new one. I have a plastic one now but this looks even better!

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    1. Reusable plastic bottles are great but I find they get really brittle over time. Thank you for reading and commenting :)

      Em x

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  5. Oooh I love a good resuable bottle, I have so many but this one looks absolutely amazing!

    Love, Amie ❤
    The Curvaceous Vegan

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  6. I haven't used plastic in years. These Moon bottles are a much better option and they look nice too. Thanks for the info on this brand.

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  7. Great review and fantastic reasons.
    I get so mad at my kids when they forget to fill one of our millions of water bottles before we go out. I carry mine almost all the time (until I break it or lose it).

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    1. It's an easy thing to forget but a habit that can easily be fixed! Thank you for taking the time to comment :)

      Em x

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  8. Yes! There is no reason to buy tap water in a plastic bottle!

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  9. Hi Emily. Great post - I couldn't agree more. I can't remember the last time that we actually bought a bottle of water from a shop.

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    1. That's great - I love that you're committing to it! Thank you for reading and commenting :)

      Em x

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  10. Reusable bottles are the way forward honestly - mine are from Chillys (I have a small and big one) and absolutely love them for uni and used them for all of sixth form too; they really do last a lifetime! Thanks for raising awareness x

    Paige // Paige Eades

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    1. I have a big one and found it fun to customise but I like this small one too. It's a small business which is also great! I think this is such an easy swap to make. Thank you for reading and commenting :)

      Em x

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  11. I've been looking for a new water bottle so I'll check their website out. Thanks for the recommendation.

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    1. Don't forget you can get a discount! I think they're amazingly affordable for the quality. Thank you for reading and commenting :)

      Em x

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  12. I think we are collecting re usable bottles, we seem to have loads. You should definitely be using them where possible.

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    1. oo it means you get a choice! Thank you for taking the time to read and comment!

      Em x

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  13. Great post! Thank you for sharing this! I always try to use reusable bottles and I will check out the moon bottles!

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    1. Thank you for taking the time to read and comment!

      Em x

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  14. I picked up a bottle similar to this early this year to use at work and it's been amazing. It keeps my water much colder for longer too.

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    1. I really love my reusable bottle. It's amazing! Thank you for taking the time to read and comment!

      Em x

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  15. I love a good reusable water bottle, especially since it keeps my drinks cool/hot. I haven't heard of Moon Bottle but it sounds like a great brand! x

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    1. They're lovely and affordable bottles! Thank you for taking the time to read and comment!

      Em x

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  16. Thanks for sharing, I have seem similar water bottles these look lovely, I have a reusable bottle all ready :)

    Nic | Nic's Adventures & Bakes

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    1. I really love this bottle plus there are so many colours! Thank you for taking the time to read and comment!

      Em x

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