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I was buying 24 packs of water to make my crystal light water in. I recently bought a bottle of Gold Peak Tea in a plastic bottle, and have used it hundreds of times instead of spending money on bottled water. It's the perfect size too. One pack of crystal light, cold water, shake, and enjoy.

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Saves money and reduces waste.
- Submitted by FRAIDY_KAT 7/20/2010 in Saving Money | 9 Comments
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ESME25 7/21/2010 9:44:00 AM

    yeah... that's actually really really bad for you. if you want to reuse a bottle, go buy a stainless steel or glass bottle.
SUNSET09 7/20/2010 6:44:00 PM

    I do this as well even though they'll tell you it's unheathy! whoo,hoo!
MY_NEW_ATTITUDE 7/20/2010 5:50:00 PM

    I've always read never to reuse plastic bottles because each time they get washed and reused, more of the toxins in the plastic leach into the liquid. However, it may depend on what the plastic is made of. I would suggest researching the type of plastic online and see what is says about reusing.

I use one of the glass bottles that my husband's Snapple Iced Tea comes in and it's the perfect size.

But it's great that you're doing something so good for the environment.
DONNABRIGHT 7/22/2011 9:54:00 AM

    I use a water bottle the same way - I run it through the dishwaher now and again.
CJPJHM 7/24/2010 9:02:00 AM

    Don't forget to recycle that bottle when you are done with it. Great idea!
ANNIEDANGER 7/24/2010 4:15:00 AM

    A disposable water bottle can probably be re-used safely 1-2 times, but after that, I think I recall that it gets scratches or becomes porous or something and then holds germs. Additionally, I believe these bottles leak the chemicals from the plastic into the water. I concur with the suggestion to purchase reusable bottles. They don't have to be expensive. My mom just washes and reuses glass jars for this purpose, such as jars for applesauce or spaghetti. It's leak proof, too, because the lid screws on! You just can't be too rough with it or you could break it. Glass jars can be dishwashed and sanitized to keep germs out
XCSARAH 7/22/2010 6:21:00 PM

    It's only a few dollars to buy a reusable bottle that won't leach toxins into your drink! I don't know why people are okay with drinking plastic, yuck.
HEAVNLIVN 7/22/2010 9:23:00 AM

    I dont buy the bottled water anymore either. But we have really awesome well water--so I was paying for something I already had. Instead I invested in reusable water bottles. I bought 8 of them...that 2 for each of us. I make everyone gather em up and I wash em and refill em before I go to bed at night....they are perfect size for the flavor packets but yet we are not causing more trash or throwing money out the door. If they are just as easy to grab as a "water bottle" my family will still grab them! Also to cut down on the soda consumption in the house --I made water easy to grab and started buying soda in 2 liters. Makes it harder to get soda...
SAL1512 7/21/2010 8:54:00 PM

    Be sure to wash that bottle regularly! I slip mine into the dishwasher on a regular basis.
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