You have made the decision to use promotional water bottles as a way to get the word out about your products and services. However, there are a few things that you need to consider before ordering from the supplier. One of these important considerations involves the material that the bottles will be made of. You generally have plastic, glass, aluminum, and stainless steel from which to choose. In this article, I will outline the pros and cons of using plastic promotional sports water bottles to help you make a better informed purchasing decision.
Benefits Of Plastic Promotional Water Bottles
Plastic promotional sports water bottles are some of the least expensive water bottles around, as some can be purchased for less than one dollar apiece, with minimal quantities. If you’re trying to save on costs, then this may be the way to go. You can have plastic sports water bottles made in numerous designs, with molded grips or ridges that aren’t cold on the hands on those cold winter days. Some plastic promotional sports water bottles are collapsible so that they can be folded up and taken with you when you’re on the go. They are also lightweight when compared to other materials, so that they aren’t as cumbersome.
Drawbacks Of Plastic Sports Water Bottles
However, plastic bottles are not without their problems. For one, bottles that are made out of cheaper materials, like most plastics, don’t get used as much. They usually get thrown away before their useful lives have expired, crowding up the landfills. Some plastics contain a chemical known as bisphenol-A, or BPA, which is a hormone disruptor that has been linked to certain types of cancer. There has always been the concern that the BPA might leach into the liquids that are kept in the bottle. If you decide to buy plastic promotional water bottles, then make sure that the bottles are BPA-free and make sure that people know that when you hand the bottles out to them. Like all things plastic, some plastic bottles may contain a “plastic smell” which may deter some from using the bottles. Remember, that the bottles do you no good if people are throwing them away. Another shortcoming of plastic water bottles is that many of them cannot be used in a microwave oven, or in a dishwasher. This major inconvenience may deter people from using the bottle. Plastic bottles also don’t do the user much good if the user likes to drink coffee, tea, or any other hot liquids. Only bottles made from the hard plastic, polycarbonate, as well as metals are capable of holding both hot and cold liquids.
After reading this article, you should now have a better idea as to whether plastic promotional sports water bottles will work for promoting your business. While they are among the least expensive water bottles, their shortcomings may more than offset any cost savings that you might derive, so be careful when making this decision for your business.
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