Single use plastic bottles can take up to 1,000 years to biodegrade. Even more concerning? About 714 million gallons of oil are used each year to make the bottles. Reusable bottles are a great step in the right direction, but it’s important to know what the bottles are made of and what makes them sustainable choices. For parents, things can get particularly tricky, since they often want something that is not only environmentally responsible, but also safe for their children.
Pura is a line of eco-friendly bottles that were designed by a mom and dad who were frustrated with the baby bottles on the market and decided to create a solution. The result was a completely plastic free design. Pura’s certified non-toxic bottles are made with just food grade stainless steel and medical grade silicone.
The stainless steel used is a fully recyclable and sanitary material which doesn’t leach potentially harmful materials, such as BPA or EA. Unlike aluminum, this material doesn’t need liners and won’t taste like metal. Pura polishes and sandblasts their products to be extra safe and ensure that contaminates don’t get trapped when they are used.