31 May 2008

hittin' the bottle of a different kind

Have you jumped on the reusable water bottle bandwagon? With all the news about bisphenol A and other endocrine-altering chemicals leaching from baby bottles and other water bottles, I wonder why everyone isn't carrying around a safer container for drinking water. Like the Sigg or Klean Kanteen bottles that are now widely available.

Not only are they safer to drink from, they don't contribute to the giant waste stream we've created, like the Great Pacific Garbage Patch -- a veritable island of plastics estimated to be anywhere from the size of Texas to more than twice the size of the US.

So what kind of water does one fill these nifty reusable bottles with? Good ol' fashion tap. You can attach a filter to your sink, use a Brita, the office water cooler, or find a public water fountain.

And which to get? I have a couple of Siggs (which come in lots of fun designs) but if I were to buy them again, I think I'd go with the pure stainless steel construction of Klean Kanteen.

You can get both Sigg and Klean Kanteen at: