The earliest evidence of the use of containers made from wood, leather or animal skins to store and transport fluids (such as wine) come from ancient Egypt. These weren’t specifically made for water; but the process of boiling a liquid inside a container may have eventually led to creating a prototype version of what we know today as a “water bottle”. The first known depiction came from pre-historic rock paintings found in Ban Chiang, Thailand which could date back about 9,000 years old. Some cool statistics to consider: Americans go through close to 27 billion plastic bottles every year. Around 20% are recycled while 47% seep into landfills or oceans–the largest growing waste problem at sea.