April 5, 2009 Katja Presnal
Buy Reusable Water Bottle for Everyday Use
Why not buying water bottles is such a big deal? – Americans use over 50 billion water bottles per year and send 38 billion water bottles to landfills annually, the equivalent of 912 million gallons of oil. – If laid end to end, that’s enough bottles to travel from the Earth to the Moon and back 10 times. – If placed in a landfill or littered, those bottles could take up to 1,000 years to biodegrade. – The energy we waste using bottled water would be enough to power 190,000 homes. – The average American uses 167 disposable water bottles per year, but only recycled 38. – Americans used about 50 billion plastic water bottles in one year. However, the U.S.’s recycling rate for plastic is only 23 percent, which means 38 billion water bottles — more than $1 billion worth of plastic — are wasted each year. But.. there is one but: You want your water to go! Your best choice is a stainless steel water bottle.
Stainless steel bottles last a lifetime and are easy to clean – and water will always taste the same – good and clean. Why not
plastic? Plastic water bottles contain chemical (bisphenol A or BPA), which can be very harmful to our health. BPA has been connected to causing hormonal problems and even cancer. Even though most reusable plastic bottles are recyclable and are a better choice than buying bottled water, the stainless steel bottles last so much longer, practically forever, that their lifespan way wins the plastic bottle’s.
Some of our favorite reusable water bottles
We’ve always likes the Stanley Brand and Sigg for water bottles and thermoses.
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Thanks for a great tip Candace!
I, too, am a fan of the SIGG and am very glad they are supplying online retailers again! And if you want to support an indie manufacturer, check out EarthLust.
I am also a sigg lover. I came up with a green dinner post that I’d like to share:
Plus I’ve got ten green giveaways that I am running this month…lots of reasons to stop by!
Our family has thrown away all of our “traditional” reusable plastic water bottles and will only purchase re-usable water bottles that are safe to drink out of. We love the sigg water bottles. Not only are the designs beautiful but the small top makes it very easy to drink out of. With the older wide water bottles the water seems to go everywhere when you take a drink.
It’s important to remember that tap water is state mandated and very safe to drink. We should encourage families to drink water from their homes. It is not necessary to purchase water!
If you don’t like the taste of chlorine, you can put the water in the refridgerator over night and it will dissapate.
The water in pre-filled water bottles hasn’t gone through any specific tests and really isn’t as safe as tap water. It’s also more expensive and the bottles are terrible for the environment.
I’m happy that companies such as Sigg are marketing their stylish bottles in supermarkets and helping people make wiser choices when it come to refillable water bottles.
Thanks for your great review