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It’s estimated that the average person eats thousands of pieces of plastic every year. According to National Geographic, people who drink bottled water ingest 90,000 microplastics each year (compared to people who exclusively drink tap water, who only ingest 4,000 particles via their drinking water).
In other words, it would behoove us all to stop relying so heavily on plastic water bottles, especially if we want to reduce our eco-footprint.
But it can be difficult to break your water bottle habit, especially if you’re always busy and on-the-go. And while there are so many chic and fashionable reusable drinking containers on the market, it can be difficult to keep these bottles clean, especially as many of them are not dishwasher-safe.
Luckily, there is now an ingenious product that can help you clean your stainless steel water bottles with absolutely no elbow grease required.
Bottle Bright Cleaning Tablets ($8) make cleaning your reusable containers a breeze. Simply drop the all-natural cleaning tablet into your water-filled bottle. It will dissolve into effervescent bubbles when it comes into contact with the water, scrubbing away germs and ridding your bottle of odor and bacteria. After just 15-30 minutes, rinse out the cleaning solution and your water bottle will be clean and ready to use, all with no scrubbing required on your part.
These bottles can be used on plastic, stainless steel, glass, TPU, porcelain, silicone and metal.
With 4.7 out of 5 stars on Amazon, it’s clear that this product has plenty of fans, with users saying it’s great for everything from coffee pots to stainless steel mugs to Yetis. No wonder Lori Greiner gave Bottle Bright founders Justin Koehneke and Seth Friedman a deal on “Shark Tank” last year!
Considering that a recent test discovered that refillable water bottles might actually be home to more bacteria than dog toys (with over 60% of the germs carrying the potential to make us ill), it’s clear we could all use this product in our homes.