Comparing Copper, Glass and Stainless Steel Bottles: Which Is Right for You?

The need of the hour is clear – reusable bottles by all means! 

In today’s eco-conscious world, choosing the right water bottle has become more than just a matter of staying hydrated. It’s also about making sustainable choices that align with your health and environmental values. Among the many options available, copper, glass, plastic, and stainless steel bottles are some of the most popular choices.

But what actually makes one reusable bottle better than the other? Honestly, the most sustainable option is to continue using the bottle that you are already using! Only if you use a reusable bottle for as long as possible will it be more sustainable than disposable bottles. However, if one is looking at buying a new bottle, how do these bottles perform against each other? Let’s explore the pros and cons of each to help you make an informed decision.

Copper Bottles:


Temperature Regulation: Copper bottles can keep your water cool for longer periods, making them perfect for hot summer days.

Durability: Copper is a durable material that can last for a lifetime with proper care.

Maintainance: Thanks to its self-sterilizing properties, copper needs very less cleaning. Simply keep the bottle dry when not in use and rinse it with tap water before use.

Eco-Friendly: Copper is a naturally occurring element, easy to re-cycle, making it a more sustainable choice.

Weight: Copper is the lightest among all the materials in comparison.


For still water only: Copper acts positive with water, however can react negatively with acidic substances like cold drinks or even milk. We recommend storing only still water in Forrest & Love copper bottles.

Glass Bottles:


Purity: Glass is a non-porous material that doesn’t leach chemicals or alter the taste of your beverage.

Transparency: You can easily see the contents of a glass bottle, which can be useful for monitoring your water intake.

Eco-Friendly: Glass is recyclable and doesn’t contribute to plastic pollution.


Fragility: Glass bottles are prone to breaking if dropped, making them less suitable for active lifestyles.

Weight: Glass bottles tend to be heavier than Copper, plastic or stainless steel options.

Vitality Benefits: Stainless steel bottles do not offer vitality benefits like copper.

Stainless Steel Bottles:


Durability: Some stainless steel bottles are robust and can withstand drops and rough handling.

Insulation: Many stainless steel bottles come with double-walled insulation, keeping your beverages hot or cold for extended periods.

Durability: Stainless steel  is a durable material that can last for a lifetime with proper care.


Weight: Stainless steel bottles can be heavier, which may not be suitable for those looking for ultra-light options.

Vitality Benefits: Stainless steel bottles do not offer vitality benefits like copper.

Conclusion: The Right Choice for You

No matter which bottle you choose, remember that staying hydrated and making environmentally responsible choices are essential. Consider your individual needs and values when making your decision, and take a step towards a more sustainable and healthy lifestyle.

About Forrest & Love Copper bottles:

We ourselves are involved in this tradition of passing on in our Indian families. Decades-old copper vessels for water can be seen in most kitchens in India. In addition to its environmental and health benefits, copper also offers unique aesthetics! With your copper bottle you’ll not only be equipped everywhere, but you’ll definitely get a few compliments for the eye-catcher!  Although we (of course) value our copper surfaces more highly than others, as a consumer you know all about it. The only important thing is that together we send a clear message against plastic (especially when it comes to waste) and of course only choose the best for our bodies.