If you have chosen to reduce your impact and invest in a “Zero Waste” lifestyle, one of the first changes we can recommend you is to use a reusable water bottle. While living without plastic bottles might seem like a small gesture on your part, it has the chance to make a big impact globally, reducing your ecological footprint on the planet.

So how do you choose your reusable water bottle and say goodbye to single-use plastic? Simple, get a bottle that meets your needs and use it as much as you can.

Image: Le Grand Tetras reusable bottle

The reusable aluminum water bottle

Let’s talk now about the reusable aluminum water bottle and why to choose this material.

Aluminum fulfills two fundamental functions. The first is its protective barrier against light and moisture, oxygen, and pollution. Then there are its physical properties, as it is a light but strong material. Although there are many models of reusable bottles on the market, they don’t all share the same advantages that aluminum has:

  • Light Perfect to always carry with you, in your bag or backpack.
  • Resistant and eternally recyclable. Its lifecycle is very long. If you take good care of it, it can be with you for a lifetime.
  • Healthy. The inside of the bottle must not have BPA (Bisphenol A). This chemical component is widely used in polycarbonate plastics and epoxy resins, and commonly found in water bottle materials. There are numerous studies of BPA exposure in humans that suggest physiological health risks, including disturbances to the endocrine and central nervous systems. Using a reusable water bottle (stainless steel or aluminum) prevents these health risks and preserves the smell and taste of the water.
  • Easy to clean. After each use, we recommend that you empty your water bottle and leave it uncovered. To clean it regularly, use a bottle cleaning brush.
Image: reusable bottle hanging from a backpack – Le Grand Tetras

Comparing the prices of reusable bottles against plastic or glass bottles, they’re clearly more expensive. But, if you analyze their benefits, you will come to the conclusion that it is an investment worth making. In addition to saving tons of plastic waste for the planet, you will save money in the long run because aluminum bottles are much stronger and more durable than the other options.

The reusable aluminum water bottle, Vintage version

If we had to choose a preferred material for our reusable water bottle, we would definitely choose aluminum. This time, we have opted for the brand Le Grand Tétras 1912. This brand may not sound familiar to you, but when we talk about the mythical red bottle in France, everyone knows what it is!

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Image: Le Grand Tetras reusable bottle

Light and robust, its concave shape makes it easy to grip. Its original plug system is ideal for regular use since it is made of durable materials.

This reusable aluminum water bottle is made in Europe, from the original mold, which has survived decades. Any uneven marks present on the metal are a sign of the authenticity of the production. This has been preserved by the brand and gives it its distinctive look.

Its design doesn’t seem to have suffered the passage of time though. Whatever its practice, place of use or color, it is still in fashion.


An eco-concept that spans generations

If you’re still not sure about buying your water bottle, here is one strong argument: the aluminum water bottle is guaranteed for life!

Designed with an identity and know-how that comes from the mountains, this reusable water bottle will become an inseparable object, which can be passed from hand to hand and even from generation to generation. Its lifecycle makes this bottle a very special object that has and will have its own history.

Image: Le Grand Tetras reusable bottle

Thanks to the use of short production cycles, the manufacture of the reusable Le Grand Tétras water bottle has minimized its carbon footprint.

In addition, the brand fights every day against the obsolescence of products and invites consumers to adopt acts that preserve our environment. Due to the material used, the rubber of the closure is the only part of the bottle that wears out. But don’t worry, the brand is committed to providing replacement seals to customers who request one, to help bring this object full of shared memories back to life.


The reusable bottle: an essential element of the picnic

The best places to eat are not always the tables of the high-altitude restaurants. Sometimes it can be in the shade of a fir tree, on top of a mountain or simply at the foot of a ski resort.

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Image: tablecloth with reusable aluminum bottles Le Grand Tetras

If you like being outdoors and exercising, what could be better than doing both at the same time? Any place is ideal to enjoy the good weather, the outdoors and get out of the routine. Change artificial light for natural light, with the sounds, the wind, the breeze, the aromas and the colors that nature offers you.

Your reusable water bottle will accompany you everywhere! It will be your companion on picnics, excursions and a source of rejuvenation. Hydrate well and eat healthy, remember that 60% of our body is water and we need to drink at least one liter every day!