We're always on the prowl for green water bottle options that will get us away from plastic bottled water. In case you need a refresher on why we're so adamant about reusable water containers, it's because most water bottles are made from polyethylene terephthalate, which is derived from crude oil, and American demand for bottled water equates to 1.5 million barrels of oil annually, enough to fuel some 100,000 U.S. cars for an entire year. What's more, only about14% of the bottles get recycled, the rest heading to landfill.
In our latest scan to see what alternatives are out there, we found one idea that has it all - eco-friendly and nontoxic materials, DIYability, and it just looks cool.How to Make a Bamboo Bottle
This bamboo water bottle was crafted up over at Instructibles, where you can get details on how to put it together. But the basics are, well, basic:
You simply need bamboo, silacone seal (nontoxic), bulletin board cork, and a handful of craft tools like a saw, pencil, sand paper and so on. You cut the bamboo to the size you want, make a giant stopper cork out of the bulletin board cork, seal the cap to prevent leaks, and voila! An eco-friendly water bottle that is sure to get people wondering if you just stepped out of Swiss Family Robinson.