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  • There is now a growing popularity for stainless steel water bottles in the market. However, many people remain skeptical in buying these as compared to other types of water bottles out in this market. This is primarily due to the price that companies that produce stainless steel water bottles. They tend to cost more than other types of water bottles. While this may be the case, buying stainless steel water bottles do have its advantages. Here are just a few of these benefits.


    Durability
    Stainless steel water bottles are more durable than plastic water bottles. As a result, stainless steel water bottles can be used over and over again for a longer period of time. People who enjoy many outdoor activities do not have to worry about their stainless steel water bottles from being damaged while traveling or due to prolonged usage. So while stainless steel water bottles may initially cost more than other types of plastic bottles, the fact that they last longer would actually save you money in the long run.
     
    Eco-Friendly Products
    Another advantage of using stainless steel water bottles as opposed to plastic water bottles is that they are environmentally friendly. With the concern towards the environment on a rise, choosing products that would not cause more harm to the already dismal situation of the Earth's environment can allow you to do your own little part. The fact that stainless steel water bottles can be reused longer can allow you to do just that. Also, since these are made out of stainless steel, you can bring these to recycling centers which can be used to make new stainless steel water bottles, minimizing the damage on our environment.
     
    Free of Chemicals
    Keeping liquids for long periods of time in plastic water bottles would cause the liquid to absorb certain types of chemicals found in the plastic bottle. This process is further heightened when the plastic water bottle is exposed to heat and sunlight, which often happens when you go outdoors because the sunlight and heat softens the plastic. While the chemicals absorbed may be minimal, long term ingestion of this have been reported to cause certain ailments in the body to occur. Stainless steel water bottles do not soften when exposed to heat and sunlight. As a result, the possibility of you ingesting any harsh chemicals from stainless steel water bottles is minimized, if not eradicated.
  • Stainless steel differs from carbon steel by the amount of chromium present. It contain sufficient chromium to form a passive film of chromium oxide, which prevents further surface corrosion and blocks corrosion from spreading into the metal's internal structure (RUST). Stainless steel does not stain, corrode, or rust as easily as ordinary steel, but it is not stain-proof.

    Stainless steel is 100% recyclable. An average stainless steel object is composed of about 60% recycled material of which ≈40% originates from end-of-life products and ≈60% comes from manufacturing processes.

    There are different types of stainless steels: when nickel is added, for instance, the most familiar stainless steel is probably Type 304, sometimes called T304 or simply 304. Type 304 surgical stainless steel is austenitic steel containing 18-20% chromium and 8-10% nickel.

    201 stainless Steel: AL 201HP™ (UNS S20100) alloy is a high performance austenitic stainless steel formulated to have a lower and more stable cost due to the substitution of manganese for a portion of the nickel found in the 300 series alloys. The typical chemistry of AL 201HP™ alloy has 4.5% nickel and 7.1% manganese.

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    Environmentally friendly (also eco-friendly, nature friendly, and green) are synonyms used to refer to goods and services, laws, guidelines and policies considered to inflict minimal or no harm on the environment. To make consumers aware, environmentally friendly goods and services often are marked with eco-labels.

    People engage in eco-friendly activities because they are concerned about the health of the environment. Environmental issues were first pushed to the forefront of the collective consciousness in the late 1900s, when people realized that their activities were having a negative impact on the environment. Pollution, rampant use of natural resources, and other activities were questioned in light of information about how these activities hurt the environment, and people began to look into more eco-friendly ways of living and doing business.

    Many savvy companies realized that investing in green product development would pay off, and lines of eco-friendly products can be found in many regions of the world today as a result. These products are usually made in factories which are environmentally friendly, such as facilities built from recycled materials which use solar panels for power, and they are made from components which are also good for the environment, like plant-sourced ingredients for soaps, or recycled metal for electronics. Product packaging, advertisements, and other materials may also be eco-friendly.

     

    Strictly speaking, eco-friendly products still have an impact on the environment, but the impact is greatly reduced when compared to conventionally produced products. In some cases, eco-friendly products may even have a positive benefit, depending on how the company does business. Many such products are also aimed at lifestyle changes which benefit the environment, so even if the product itself is not totally neutral, the actions undertaken by the consumer after buying the product are beneficial. For example, eco-friendly light bulbs require energy and resources to make, but they save energy once they are installed in a home.

    Products are not the only thing which can be eco-friendly. Activities can also be friendly to the environment, as in the case of things like carpooling, gardening, composting, and recycling. Some people think that eco-friendly products are only the first step, and that people who are really committed to the environment also need to modify their lifestyles, reducing the amount of resources they use by living more efficiently.