Every second breath we take is created by the oceans. The oceans give us life, we give them plastic. 

The CALi team is on a mission to reduce our use of plastic, carbon footprint, and spread awareness (and alternatives) to single-use plastic. There is a patch of plastic floating between California and Hawaii that is the size of Texas. It's time to make a change and we're pledging to take a plastic diet.

Time to say goodbye to single-use plastic bottles for good. Did you know that 1,500 plastic water bottles are used every second in the United States alone? Almost all those bottles end up in the ocean. Making the switch to a reusable water bottle is not only reducing your plastic consumption but it's also saving you money.

Here's our top picks for our favorite reusable water bottles:


Soma is a durable & lightweight glass water bottle. Their elegant appearance is complimented by a beautiful silicon sleeve (of your choice) and an all natural leak-proof bamboo cap. Soma's teamed up with charity: water to bring clean drinking water to the world by donating a portion of every Soma bottle purchased.


We fell in love with EarthLust's unique designs. Bringing art to life and saving the planet? Yes please. EarthLust has over 20 vibrant colors and eye-catching designs to choose from, you can also create your own. Designed and tested in California, this bottle is made from recyclable stainless steel and is BPA free. This startup company gets a #shoplocal approval from us.



Designed to be your lifestyle companion (no matter where you go), Que became our new BFF. This silicone style bottle is 100% BPA and plastic free. What we love about Que is it's ability to grow and compact. While making our daily trips to DTLA having a purse sized reusable water bottle is ideal, but having one that doubles as a full 20oz bottle? Win. To top it off, 10% of all profits are donated to The Ocean Foundation's Polar Seas Initiative.



Dopper is on a mission to end single-use plastic for good (and they have our full support). Founded in the Netherlands, this unique design is perfect for any lifestyle. This stainless steel bottle comes in 3 sizes (15oz, 20oz, 27oz) and all 3 have a cap that turns into a cup. Super cool, and useful. Every purchase of a Dopper bottle helps fund a clean water project across the globe. Saving the oceans and bringing clean water to those in need? Score.

Carrie Jardine