For beverage quality, temperature maintenance, longevity and, above all else, benefit to the environment, you should strongly consider replacing all your plastic bottles–even your reusable bottles–with stainless steel. Immediately, you’ll never again need to bother with buying a single-use plastic bottle and then have to use it repeatedly to extend its life, but the real upshot is that stainless steel is infinitely better for the planet. Stainless steel is 100-percent recyclable, meaning it will retain its full quality even after it is recycled, which cannot be said for plastics.
From an eco-friendly standpoint, the 90-percent post-consumer recycled stainless steel we use in Klean Kanteen bottles, tumblers, straws, and food boxes is far superior to even the most reliable reusable plastic bottle. Whether you are trying to replace a plastic sports bottle in your gym bag or a larger plastic jug that accompanies you on hikes, we have stainless steel versions that you’ll be able to use forever. Klean Kanteen extends the life of existing steel and puts it back into circulation for use, all the while retaining its incredible durability and quality.
A great way to begin replacing your plastic bottles is to start by investing in sustainable, reusable bottles that will stand the test of time. Think about the situations where you currently are most likely to use a plastic bottle, and start by replacing it with stainless steel! For most people this will be 12-ounce or 16-ounce water bottles, both of which can be permanently replaced with high-quality Klean Kanteen insulated bottles. Our vacuum-insulated TKWide 12-ounce bottle is versatile, portable, and designed for comfortable drinking and easy cleaning. Additionally, this bottle is not only available in a large range of designs and colors to match your own style and personality, but it is also compatible with tons of accessory caps, from its leak-proof Twist Cap with reusable steel straw, the TKWide Loop Cap, or the TKWide Chug Cap. Likewise, the same bottle is available in a 16-ounce size, which also features our TK Closure internal thread design. Klean Kanteen insulated bottles were designed to be the best water bottle on the planet, checking all the boxes–including eco-friendliness, temperature control, construction quality, aesthetics, and versatility.
If you are replacing a larger plastic bottle–for instance, a sports jug you use for long hikes or camping trips–there are a number of superior Klean Kanteen options for you as well. Our 32-ounce and 64-ounce TKWide bottles feature the same outstanding temperature control and drinkability technology of their smaller cousins in a larger size, and they pair great with the TKWide Chug Cap. This leak-proof, screw-down cap helps protect against spills whether your bottle is in a gym bag, a bike mount, or a backpack, and allows for fast fluid replenishment when you need it most, no matter if you’re on the soccer pitch or a grueling hike. Plastic bottles simply can’t keep large liquid quantities cool for as long as our insulated bottles can, making stainless steel bottles the obvious replacement.