The Eco-living range at Babame is full of stylish and innovative solutions to help you live an environmentally friendly lower waste lifestyle. When it comes to drinking especially when you are out and about itâ€™s pretty hard to avoid disposables unless you bring your own, so with that in mind weâ€™ve compiled a great range of products from glass and stainless steel bottles to reusable coffee cups and stainless steel straws.
The suppliers weâ€™ve chosen all have high ethical standards so when you choose any of our products you know you are treating the people who made them fairly as well as doing your bit for the planet.
Everyone should own a reusable water bottle. Whether you need it as the next step from on from sippy cups, to keep kids hydrated while they are at school or to take with you to work or the gym. Having a drinks bottle with you will save you spending money on bottled water and save the pet plastic bottles or even glass mineral water bottles from the recycling bin or landfill. Plus these bottles are not just for water. You could easily be carrying milk, juice a smoothie and even wine or beer with you when you go for a picnic in the park.
The Punc stainless steel water bottles are lightweight, tough and ergonomically designed making them easy to hold and ready to last a lifetime. The wide bottle mouth is easy to drink from or you can use the toxin and BPA free plastic easy sip cap that comes as standard. Because the bottles are food grade stainless steel they wonâ€™t impart or retain flavours and are suitable for acidic drinks, breast milk, formula or anything else you fancy filling them with, unlike their brushed aluminium counterparts.
If you are lucky enough to live near a milk station the 1l size is perfect to use as a reusable milk bottle and the 750ml weighs less than a banana and fits a bottle of wine just perfectly. They come in a range of colours so everyone can choose their favourite and you could even turn them into custom water bottles with some funky vinyl stickers.
If you are a looking for a bottle to keep drinks cold on a hot day (or hot on a cold one), the Made Sustained double wall insulated bottles will keep drinks cold for 20 hours and warm for 4. The other benefit of these bottles over plastic water bottles or even other stainless steel bottles is that they are 100% stainless steel including the cap.
Alternatively the stainless steel, vacuum insulated Zoli Pow Pip flasks with their easy flip spout and built-in straw are perfect for drinking hands-free and really easy for little ones to use. The wide mouth means they are easy to clean and can take ice cubes or fruit slices with ease. Plus the handy loop cap makes them easy to carry or clip to a bag or buggy.
And if you prefer drinking from glass the U Konserve clear glass bottles come complete with a funky protective silicone sleeve, BPA free leak-proof lid and silicone stopper.
If you are a fan of sipping ice cold smoothies or other drinks through a straw then you should definitely think about treating yourself to a set of stainless steel drinking straws. Plastic straws take 100â€™s of years to break down and use precious natural resources, all for 30 minutes use while you enjoy a drink. Stainless steel straws, on the other hand, will last you forever, are dishwasher safe, can be easily cleaned with the specially designed cleaning brush, and they look really cool.
They are perfect for kids as they canâ€™t chew the end like a plastic straw and itâ€™s a great way to introduce them to the concept of conscious consumerism and reducing waste at a young age. Theyâ€™ll soon be saying no straw please when they order their apple juice at a cafe. And are much nicer to drink from for grownups too. We think the U Konserve straws and insulated tumbler are a winning combination for cocktails or homemade lemonade on a hot day.
Single-use coffee cups, even if theyâ€™re the paper variety are still bad news for the environment. In the UK alone we use 2.5 billion disposable cups a year, and because of how they are made and used most of those will end up in landfills.
If you make a daily trip to the coffee shop on your way to work, on the way back from the school run or before taking the kids to the park then a Joco glass reusable coffee cup could be just what you need. This stylish reusable cup is made of tough borosilicate glass so itâ€™s built to last and features a thermal silicone sleeve to keep hands cool while your drink stays hot. Not only are they barista approved coffee drinkers love them to. They wonâ€™t taint your drink like plastic or paper cups can do and when you are done you can either wash by hand or pop them in the dishwasher.
If you are the kind of person who never seems to manage to drink their tea or coffee hot then you need an insulated travel mug or flask in your life. The U Konserve insulated coffee cups are perfect for taking drinks from home. They fit neatly in a cup holder and will keep your tea or coffee hot for hours. So whether you are a fan of a particular type of coffee pods or like to use your favourite blend in a coffee filter you can have your drink exactly the way you like it wherever you are. Plus the 16oz size is perfect for a large coffee in most coffee shops. They also make food jars which are perfect for taking hot food with you when you are out and about.
Alternatively, you opt for an insulated flask. The Quetch Infuse flasks are perfect for making loose leaf tea or infused water and will keep your drinks at the perfect temperature for sipping at your leisure. We love filling them with fresh mint from the garden for a refreshing fresh mint tea.