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Nalgene Sustain Bottle | Review

The new Sustain range from Nalgene uses a new tech that creates an effective circular economy

Why We Chose It: A progressive move without a step back in functionality
Price: £15
Capacity: 1 litre

Nalgene’s widemouth reusable drinking bottles have long been a classic item in the outdoor world, the thing is, they’ve always been plastic, and plastic ain’t great, right?

Now, finally, Nalgene have come up with an eco-friendlier way of creating their products. We’ll assume they took so long as they didn’t want to rush out anything substandard, and in fairness it doesn’t seem like they have. 

“We can confirm that it’s just like the old Nalgene bottles we know and love.”

Their new SUSTAIN range of drinking bottles is made using a new recycling technology that manages to transform wasted single-use plastic, once destined for the landfill, back into durable, clean and functional materials, ultimately offsetting the use of fossil fuels and lowering greenhouse gas emissions. Good stuff then.

Apparently the process involves a breaking down of waste plastic back into its basic chemical building blocks, thus allowing plastic materials to be recycled again and again.

A new, more sustainable construction, but with no change to the durability or overall weight. Photo: Chris Johnson
The widemouth is pictured but you can also get it with a regular opening as well. Photo: Chris Johnson

Although only 50% of certified recycled content is used in each bottle, it’s still a step in the right direction. After all, it’s the equivalent of eight single-use plastic bottles and a ‘circular’ economy is created.

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The Nalgene SUSTAIN bottles are durable, taste and odour-resistant, leak-proof, BPA/BPS and phthalate-free and come with a life-time guarantee. Available in seven colours which are all ‘inspired by nature’, you can choose a 1 litre/32 oz bottle with either a wide or narrow mouth for £14.99. A 500 ml bottle (£12.99) will be launched in November 2020.

From our testing we can confirm that it’s just like the old Nalgene bottles we know and love. The design is basically unchanged and that dependable durability is definitely still there. 

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