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#51–Glass Water Bottles? Yes! November 21, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — michelleodonoghue @ 2:20 pm
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A very saavy researcher / friend of ours let us know about this idea….portable, reusable glass water bottles. Sounds like an oxy moron, but it is is true. they are 750 ml(the sport bottle size from poland spring, twist off cap, very classy looking!) i have not tried them yet, but I am ordering now. 

 

The price is really reasonable ($24/ 6 and free shipping) and there is an aquakoozy (get it? like one of those beer kozies) that protects the bottle and makes it really easy to carry.

Our friend’s concern is that most stainless steel water bottles are made in China, which doesn’t have a great track record for high safety standards. I have done as much online research as possible and can not find any study that indicates there is an issue with stainless steel but it is worth noting. Also Sigg bottles are lines with aluminum which has been linked to alzheimers. 

 I will continue to use my stainless steel (as will the kids), but the glass bottles will be a great alternative when we are on a long car trip or someplace where I don’t have to worry at all about breakage.

I’m thinking great holiday gifts….you have to check out this site (if only for the novelty of the idea!)

aquasanastore.com

Just in case you haven’t heard the quote in a while, there are between 70-80,000 single- use, plastic water bottles being consumed every day in America alone…….plastic is known to leech, it is not a stable compound, especially when heated(back seat of car), and equally as horrifying plastic never goes away! Those plastic water bottles, besides compromising your health, will never completely disintegrate, but instead break down into “nurdles” that wind up in our air and our ocean and our bodies. Yuck.

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4 Responses to “#51–Glass Water Bottles? Yes!”

  1. Meghan Says:

    Thanks for link – those bottled look like the Voss water bottles that you pay ~10 bucks for at a restaurant.
    Have you seen this brand of baby bottles that have a sleeve- albeit plastic – to help prevent slippage. http://www.nestorganics.com/cart.php?target=product&product_id=689&category_id=121

    Not to defend Sigg when I haven’t done a ton of research, but I don’t think their inner liners are made of aluminum. The bottle is aluminum and the lining is some non-leeching (supposedly) baked-on material….it is supposed to withstand dents, cracks, etc. They don’t fully disclose what the liner is made of and there is some controversy about the % level that it was checked for BPA. Checked for 2%, not 1%.
    Anyhoo – just wanted to drop a line.

  2. Meghan Says:

    Thanks for link – those bottles look like the Voss water bottles that you pay ~10 bucks for at a restaurant.
    Have you seen this brand of baby bottles that have a sleeve- not plastic – to help prevent slippage. http://www.nestorganics.com/cart.php?target=product&product_id=689&category_id=121

    Not to defend Sigg when I haven’t done a ton of research, but I don’t think their inner liners are made of aluminum. The bottle is aluminum and the lining is some non-leeching (supposedly) baked-on material….it is supposed to withstand dents, cracks, etc. They don’t fully disclose what the liner is made of and there is some controversy about the % level that it was checked for BPA. Checked for 2%, not 1%.
    Anyhoo – just wanted to drop a line.

  3. Meghan Says:

    Mich –
    I said the baby bottle sleeves were made of plastic in my first comment. I reread it and they are actually not made of plastic.
    Just FYI.

  4. Stephanie Says:

    Hi, I absolutely love the Babylife ones you mentioned in your post online and I bought one for my naturopath who had a baby and then she bought more. Early last year I started researching adult options and came up empty, so I spent a long time creating a solution. You can find it at http://www.sesen.ca, we have a “refillable bottle” meaning its way stronger, 100% recycled bottle bag and ice blanket (water inside, no chemicals). I’m a home based business and I can use all the pr we can get. We still don’t have a customer that’s broken one yet since August, we’ll see how long that holds out.

    Stephanie


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