Reusable water bottles on the rise


three reusable water bottles on stairs in the quad

three reusable water bottles on stairs in the quad

Even before Carlmont began its “spring cleaning” movement, more and more students seemed to be moving away from plastic water bottles, and instead using more eco-friendly, reusable ones.

Almost any student at Carlmont could tell about at least one of their classes, where bright colored CamelBak water bottles speckle the class room, sitting on the desks of their fellow classmates.

Heath-wise, this is a great trend forming on campus. While the water doesn’t necessarily have to come from a CamelBak, students who have access to water throughout the day are more likely get closer to the daily recommend water consumption of around two liters per day.

Abbey Holman, a student at Carlmont, commented, “I use my CamelBak everyday. It’s really important to stay hydrated and having water next to me all day makes me drink way more.”

Reusable water bottles are not only beneficial to peoples’ personal health, but the health of the planet as well. Every year, America dumps 38 million plastic bottles into landfills from bottled water alone.

Despite these bottles being recyclable, only about 13 percent of plastic water bottles are actually recycled. When students chose to use their CamelBaks, they are doing their part in minimizing the amount of waste we produce as a country each year.

While personal health and helping the environment are the only motivators needed for some people to use reusable water bottles such as CamelBaks, the fact that they come in a multitude of colors and styles doesn’t hurt. CamelBak offers over ten different colors, making them highly attractive to students.

Whether it be for environmental, financial, or other reasons, the number of Carlmont students using reusable water bottles is on the rise. Perfect timing to accompany spring cleaning.