There's a new documentary called Tapped,(www.youtube.com/watch?v=72MCumz5lq4
) and just the trailer made me feel awful. I mean, I know I don't do a LOT for the environment, but I do think I'm moderately considerate. I don't litter, et al. However, I am/was a HUGE bottled water consumer. Sometimes 10 large bottles a day. I'm very picky about my water and I've never drank tap water so to me, it just seems gross (even though I brush my teeth and wash with it). After see the trailer for Tapped, I vowed to get a filter and learn to love it. I opted for one that also has a UV light because I'm a bit of a germaphobe.
So, my question about bottles is: are stainless steel bottles like SIGG (www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00134F110/ref=o
)really safe? I know in 2002-ish, they were in trouble for having a liner that contained BPA's, and the CEO said that they never claimed that it didn't - just that it didn't leech into the water. So now it's 2010 and they should be safe, right?
But on one of the reviews I read on Amazon.com, someone said she put a carbonated beverage in one and the liner chipped. How can something that delicate be safe? If I drop it, is it going to chip off inside of it? Is it dishwasher-safe?
I have a Kor bottle (www.korwater.com/
), which is made of BPA-free plastic and I love it, but it's not the greenest choice given that petroleum is used to make plastic, right? It is the cutest option, though, and I get many compliments on it everywhere I take it. I've also seen how they make stainless steel water bottles and they have to pour oil over the cutting machine to keep the steel from getting too hot; they do that any time they cut metal. (I'm a huge fan of How It's Made on the Science Channel.)
Now, I'm thinking that the best choice is a glass bottle, but I don't know of any glass sports bottles I can take to the gym and walking with me. Do you?
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