New York Times

"And there’s more out there. Kickstarter is featuring the self-cleaning LARQ bottle (formerly known as Quartz), bottle, which uses UV-C LED light to purify water, and Bindle, a vacuum-sealed container that stores keys, earbuds and other small objects.

The market for reusable water bottles is certain to grow with research exposing the environmental and anatomical challenges of plastic. A recent study by the State University of New York in Fredonia found that water in 90 percent of commercial bottles contained microplastics.

Then there’s the matter of thrift. According to Mr. Rashid, buying products like Hip will “save you from spending 300-plus dollars on bottles of water” each year. "'- Clover Hope

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