We tend to be more environmentally switched on about the environment than most other sports, because we get to see first hand what gets dumped into our oceans.
Thanks to the Blue Planet II effect, I defy any diver to not to be aware of the plastic pollution crisis. One culprit we often find in our seas, lakes, oceans and streams, or washed up on our beaches and banks, is the one-time-use plastic water bottle.
You would think that refilling what looks to be a reusable plastic water bottle would be perfectly ok, but it is not because of what it is made out of. The chemical Bisphenol A (BPA) has been used since the 1960s in the manufacturer of hard plastic containers that come into contact with food. These include drinks bottles.
It has now been found that BPA can leach into food or beverages from the plastic container. There are possible health risk concerns because this chemical may interfere with our hormone systems and cause fertility issues.
You do not need to have water woes. A number of manufacturers, including 'Leakproof' are now creating BPA-free products.
This manufacturer produces a range of BPA free, phthalate free, versatile drinks bottles that are dishwasher safe and suitable for hot or cold drinks.
The bottle come in five sizes: 350ml / 12 oz, 500ml / 18 oz, 550ml / 20 oz, 750ml / 24 oz, 1 litre / 32 oz and you have the choice of ten colours: Blue, Pink, Grey, Green, Black, Purple, Red, Orange, Yellow, White. The bottle can be clear, translucent or opaque with a glossy or frosted surface finish.