8 WAYS TO QUENCH YOUR THIRST ON THE GO (PLASTIC-FREE, OF COURSE)
December 10, 2016
Sometimes I go out in London and I realise I've forgotten my trusty Klean Kanteen water bottle (noooo)!
Unfortunately it can be difficult to get a drink without such a vessel, since most shop-bought water comes in, you know, plastic...
So I've put together a list of alternative ways to water yourself, before you reach for that Evian!
1. Quench with Coconut
Like sports and energy drinks, coconut water is full of hydrating electrolytes. Only coconut water has twice as much potassium, 5 times less processed sugar and a lot less sodium. Oh and it's natural!
2. Have a Brew
Whether you're a tea person or a coffee person, there are plastic-free options out there. I love this cold-brew coffee bottle, and these organic iced teas are not only fair trade but will also support social projects in their farmers communities.
3. Do some Coke
Ok, so technically you can just buy a can of Coca-Cola and be done with it.
But I prefer to support the independent and (ever-so-slightly) healthier choices with the wonderful Fentiman's Curiosity Cola, which is delicious and tastes like cola bottles, and Dalston's Cola, which is local and lovely.
4. Go down the Classic Lemonade route
San Pellegrino has a less-sugary taste than most commercial lemonades. Maybe there is less sugar, maybe there isn't... but the bitterness does make you feel more grown up. Alternatively, you could go down the charitable Lemon-Aid route, and help the lemon farmers.
5. Or you could stop being distracted by all that sugar and buy some water
because that's what you wanted all along, right?! Thankfully, Acqua Panna, Highland Spring and good old San Pellegrino all sell water in glass bottles.
6. Give yourself a little break
If none of the above are available, you can always sit in a coffee shop and ask for a herbal tea or a glass of water. Not only will you be able to have a packaging-free refreshment, but you can also put your feet up!
7. If you're on a train, you might have to plead...
I haven't quite got round to buying myself a reusable coffee cup, so if I ever buy a takeaway tea, I ask for it without the plastic lid. The only thing is, when you're on a train this is problematic: they're not allowed to serve hot drinks on trains without a lid.
I shouldn't tell you this but I have managed to plead my way to a lid-less tea on a train (shh)!
If that fails, and you happen to be traveling with a friend, you could always use one lid between you.
8. But I guess what I'm trying to say is...
Your life will be much easier if you just buy a reusable bottle (like Klean Kanteen, which is made using no ink, let alone plastic). And, for goodness sake, don't leave it at home!