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FUNGI777 Posts: 203
1/22/14 9:57 P

congo rats on your weight loss :-) emoticon

LADYCJM SparkPoints: (57,456)
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1/22/14 9:13 P

My requirements are dishwasher safe, with a straw and spill proof so that when the cats knock it over it doesn't make a mess. The lid also keeps the cats from deciding that my drink is better than their drink.....

SUZZQ4LIFE Posts: 1,232
1/22/14 8:36 P

I don't use purchased water bottles when I can fill up my nice container with my own distilled water. Lots cheaper and better for the environment. I don't want to contribute to the pile of empty bottles at the landfills.

SUSANYVONNE68 Posts: 265
1/22/14 7:19 P

I have a rubbermaid 32oz I fill and drink at work and I have tupper ware 24 drinking cups I drink at home.

UMBILICAL Posts: 12,786
1/22/14 7:04 P


MAMA_CD Posts: 1,507
1/22/14 5:57 P

I've got about 6 Contigo water bottles (from Costco). I fill them with filtered water from home.

03191952 SparkPoints: (15,294)
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1/22/14 5:34 P

so many, re-cycle

MISSSVJS SparkPoints: (40,634)
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1/22/14 4:58 P

I definitely look for BPA free - I don't care about insulated because I prefer water at room temperature. The one I'm using at the moment has a flip up sippy-type of top on it - I removed the straw and just drink from it that way so I don't have to unscrew the lid whenever I want a drink. Another good option is stainless (don't have to worry about melting those!)

ETHELMERZ Posts: 19,188
1/22/14 4:11 P

Some of my friends use their pretty wine glasses at home, since they don't drink wine anymore, rather than a bottle of any kind.

SHKIRK Posts: 1,168
1/22/14 2:24 P

I am glad you are looking for water bottles and not buying the pre-filled ones. I HURT just looking at all that waste/potential waste EVERYWHERE ! emoticon

HHUGHES71 SparkPoints: (104,324)
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1/22/14 2:12 P

I have Nalgenes and Tervis. My Tervis are mostly University of Alabama cups/ bottles and my Nalgenes are from different places. Use whatever motivates you or makes you smile when you look at it.

SWEETCALA1962 Posts: 433
1/22/14 1:33 P

I drink only bottles of water

GONNALOSE5 Posts: 975
1/22/14 12:59 P

I love using bottles. My cousin suggested it to me, a great idea. Mine recently had a melt down near the flame on my stove emoticon I now use a 36 ounce plastic jar, but will buy a new water bottle.

OBIESMOM2 SparkPoints: (240,090)
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1/22/14 12:07 P

my daily water bottle is a 1/2 gallon Coleman jug - inexpensive & efficient

I do have smaller water bottles for bike rides and when I'm out running errands

LOUIE-LILY Posts: 5,219
1/22/14 12:06 P

A water bottle is definitely a personal preference. Most of them these days are BPA free, but you need to double check. I like Contigo, just my preference. It's large - 24 ozs, I like the way the water comes out, the handle, it's see through so I can see how much I've drank, etc. Some people like straws . . . I don't. This one won't spill if you knock it over - important to me as it's on my desk at work all day. I just find it comfortable to drink out of. As I said . . . it's a very personal preference! Good luck on your search :)
Oh, and don't forget to run it through the dishwasher at least 1x per week, it's a breeding ground for bacteria!

ANDILH Posts: 1,543
1/22/14 11:49 A

I have an insulated Camelbak. I like the insulated better because I prefer cold water so the condensation from the ice doesn't affect anything like the table underneath it. I use my water bottle everyday. It took me a little while to find one that I liked, so if you're going to get a water bottle to use constantly, definitely take your time in choosing.
One bad thing about the Camelbak is that the bite piece part of the straw gets moldy. I do have a special brush to clean it out (found it online) and I do change out the bite piece (also ordered online), but that does take time.

BLUENOSE63 SparkPoints: (108,021)
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1/20/14 4:19 P

Buy one that doesn't have a straw component to it as that is one more thing to worry about losing. Definitely BPA free.....My favourite is the Camelbak which is more expensive but last forever.

ARCHIMEDESII SparkPoints: (195,705)
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1/20/14 11:44 A

There are lots of different opinions on what water bottle to buy. One thing to look for is a bottle that is BPA free.

This link will explain what to look for in a water bottle. No, all water bottles were not created equal. You might have to spend a little extra money to get a bottle that isn't harmful to you or the environment.

FUNGI777 Posts: 203
1/20/14 11:11 A

today the suggestion was made to buy a special water bottle and make it my inspiration to drink more water. is there a type of plastic to avoid? are all fancy water bottles safe?

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