Sustainable Water Bottles: Steel, Glass Or Bamboo?

Sustainable Water Bottles: Steel, Glass Or Bamboo?

If you are planning to go green and do your bit in saving the planet, saying ‘no’ to single-use plastic bottles and investing in sustainable water bottles could be an excellent place to start.

When we talk about reusable and sustainable bottles, Glass and steel bottles are the most popular ones and far better alternative over plastic bottles. Still, even they are not entirely nature-friendly either as the process of manufacturing them requires an energy-intensive process. It not only releases fossil fuels and greenhouse gasses at a higher rate but also poses a greater risk to the ecosystems. 

While Stainless steel bottles are durable and readily available, using these bottles can cause a metallic taste in your liquids, especially for the first several uses.  Also, it may easily gather dents and scratches when dropped, and the exterior features and paint may rub off or peel over time.

Moreover,  If the stainless steel bottle is lined inside, it can indeed leach the same BPAs that you are trying to avoid in the first place. Furthermore, some studies have shown that certain metal water bottles and poor quality stainless steel bottles that are made from alloys can leach harmful chemicals, BPA or iron, chromium, and nickel, etc.

Though they might be sleek and easy to carry, If you leave your stainless steel water bottle in the sun or the car for a few hours, you are going to return to hot or warm water as these bottles are not the right choice for keeping liquids fresh.


There is no denying that almost every beverage tastes good when poured out of a glass bottle as it is known to keep your liquids fresh and the taste intact. But manufacturing a glass bottle causes similar carbon emissions as a PET plastic bottle.  Just like plastics, not all glass is recyclable, and has an overall recycling rate is pretty low.

As per the statistics, the recycling rate for glass is only 33% in the U.S, which means that even your glass bottles can end up in landfills and oceans for centuries as the glass can take up to 4000 years to decompose. Moreover, Recycling uses 50% of the energy used to create a new glass bottle, which is a significantly high expenditure.

The other drawback of Glass Bottles is its short lifespan as glass is fragile and breaks easily. Moreover, the bottles are considered quite unsafe, especially around children due to their breakability. Because of this, a lot of places like schools, gyms, athletic facilities, pools, select parks, hiking trails, etc. restrict their use.


Bambouri bottles are made from 100% organic bamboo that is harvested naturally without any harmful fertilizers or pesticides in the local farms of Assam. Our bamboo bottles and are fully biodegradable, compostable, sustainable,nature-friendly, safe, and free from all chemicals. Unlike the production processes of metal and glass bottles, ours are 100% hand-made and chemical-free.  Zero electricity. Zero emissions. 

They are ethically cultivated and handcrafted with pride by our expert artisans who spend up to 6 hours to make one bamboo bottle. During the production phase, we use the entire bamboo stalk, ensuring that there is zero waste.

The bambouri bottles are durable, easy to maintain, and can last over 18 months with proper care. Even the caps of bambouri bottles are made with 100% bamboo, making it a smart alternative to plastic bottles to individuals and businesses.

Moreover, since bamboo is known for its antibacterial properties, Our bamboo bottles are entirely safe, making them a perfect choice for both kids and adults alike. At bambouri, we believe in fair and honest manufacturing, which is why we work very oversee all aspects of our manufacturing and supply chain operations in person and work very closely with our artisans in Assam.

Each bamboo bottle is designed keeping safety parameters in mind and goes through a rigorous process of cutting,  boiling, drying, smoking, joining the separate parts, and finishing the bamboo, making the bottles truly a piece of art. 

The bamboo bottles are designed with a single aim, to start meaningful conversations through simple actions. By supporting, educating, and inspiring individuals and businesses of all kinds to make the switch to reusable and sustainable alternatives, we hope to help them in making conscious choices while reducing single-use plastic bottles.