AROUND 2.1 MILLION VERY LUCKY PEOPLE ARE ABLE TO CALL THE CANARY ISLANDS “HOME”.
ON TOP OF THAT, THE ISLANDS WELCOME OVER 14 MILLION TOURISTS EACH YEAR,
WHO ALSO APPRECIATE THE MAGIC OF OUR UNIQUE PARADISE.
But, when combined together, the number of people and unprecedented levels of consumption
means that we unfortunately generate an awful lot of (mostly plastic) waste…
The obvious choice?
Stop buying single use plastic.
“It’s only one bottle of water!” you may say.
Now, imagine everyone else in our population of some 7 billion people said exactly the same thing as you.
See where we’re going with this?
Suddenly there are billions of bottles. And that is a very big problem.
Despite popular belief, our tap water here in the Canaries is perfectly safe to drink, as it meets the highest standards set by the European Union. This is by far the easiest and cheapest option when it comes to your drinking water supply.
But what if the smell of your tap water gives you flashbacks to your recent visit to the pool? It’s a recurrent comment, with a very simple explanation: Chlorine is added to our tap water to reduce the chances of harmful waterborne bacteria appearing and spreading throughout the system. Over time, however, chlorinated water will naturally lose its characteristic smell. So, one option is to simply fill a jug with tap water, let it sit in the refrigerator for a while and drink it throughout the day. If you want to go one step further by installing a filtration system in your home it will get rid of the smell immediately and you’ll have perfect, odourless water on tap. Easy-peasy!
If, for whatever reason, you still insist on buying bottled water, then at least be sure to choose glass over plastic. As well as being detrimental to the planet, there are also proven health risks associated with the use of plastic bottles, especially when they’re heated or left in sunlight which, in the Canaries, happens a lot!
And it goes without saying (but we’ll say it anyway) that it is always better to opt for a local brand than an (inter)national one, as transporting bottled water to our remote islands makes no sense at all, not to mention the carbon footprint involved!
Glass isn’t always a viable option, however: at school, on the beach, by a pool, playing golf, hiking, skateboarding, etc. When you’re out on the go, what you need is a high-quality, reusable, food-grade stainless steel water bottle… simply put, you need our AGÜITA bottle!
Our bottles are made using 18/8 stainless steel, which is by far the best option for transporting food and drink. It’s given the label “food-grade” because there is no risk of chemicals passing into any food or drink held within.
Stainless steel is also completely BPA-free. BPA (bisphenol-A) is a harmful chemical that is often found in food and drink containers such as plastic bottles or aluminium bottles and cans. BPA can dissolve into the food and drink being held inside these containers and then enters our digestive system, causing several health problems.
But with an AGÜITA bottle, you can enjoy your drink with total peace of mind.
And when it comes to cleaning, it couldn’t be easier. We all need a little TLC now and again and your AGÜITA bottle is no different! Check out our FAQ section to see how to keep your bottle nice and clean.
We pride ourselves on making top-quality products that are built to last, so we can’t really imagine why you would ever choose to part from your AGÜITA bottle. The scratches and dents produced from daily use will only add character to your bottle but will never affect the quality of your drink in any way. Instead, just like your skin with its scars, freckles and marks, your bottle will, over time, begin to tell its own story of all the journeys and adventures it experiences.
That said, if the day should ever come when you do decide to separate from your faithful partner in water-drinking crime, at least give it the send-off it deserves by taking it along to your nearest recycling point!
Stainless steel is 100% recyclable with no degradation at all, making it one of the most sustainable materials on the planet.
Every stainless-steel item is made up of approximately 60% recycled material, so it could be that your old AGÜITA bottle ends up being transformed into another stainless-steel bottle or it may just go on to become part of something much, much bigger, like a skyscraper or solar panel… who knows?