Types of Bottled Water

Water bottles are a convenient way to stay hydrated. They fall into the category of plastic or metal, and within these categories, there are many varieties.

Types of Bottled Water

Plastic bottles

Plastic water bottles made of long-term use are made of a plastic called polycarbonate. Until recently, polycarbonate has contained an additive known as Bisphenol A (BPA). BPA is not used anymore, because now is considered dangerous according to details from dorsetbudget.com.

Metal bottles

New additives are being tested to replace BPA. Because of this, metal water bottles has become increasingly popular. Metal water bottles are made of stainless steel or aluminum.

Bottle sizes

Water bottles come in virtually all sizes.


There are many available bottle caps, including “pop tops” and covers that flip open. As for portability, there are clips that attach to a backpack, bike loop or belt. Double holders are also available to keep liquids cool.

Use and care

Reusable water bottles should only be used for low temperature or room unless otherwise specified. Some are washable, and others are best cleaned by hand washing with SOAP and warm water.