Friday, May 11, 2007

Bottled Water - What's The Deal?

The most common question we get asked about is bottled water. Here's the skinny, plastic is bad, and no amount of convenience can justify that. Americans add over 30 million plastic water bottles to our nation's landfills everyday.

In addition, plastic can be harmful to our health. According to our friends at Idealbite:

Polycarbonate plastic (made by Nalgene and other companies) leaches bisphenol-A, a chemical linked to increased risk of birth defects, miscarriage and prostate cancer. Scratches in the plastic, harsh detergents and boiling liquids exacerbate the leaching.

What's The Alternative?

At the end of the day, buy yourself a reusable bottle. Our top picks - Kleen Kanteen stainless steel bottles and Sigg for an eco-personal touch!

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