The push for reusable bottles over bottled water must be making headway. Over the past couple months I’ve had numerous people ask me about the SIGG bottles our family routinely carts around. And last month I saw the company touted on Oprah. That must mean the movement has officially arrived.
I’ve been trying to avoid bottled water as much as possible for the past year or so, due to its environmental waste. I’m not perfect, but I’ve found that nine times out of ten all that’s required is the forethought to fill a reusable water bottle at the faucet before heading out the door. Our bottles now sit at the ready by our kitchen door.
As an outdoors person, you probably have plenty of water bottles already hanging around your own place. But what if they’re plastic? With health concerns about bisphenol-A (BPA) in polycarbonate bottles getting more scientific and media attention, you might be wondering what you’re supposed to use.
Thankfully, outdoor companies offer a number of alternatives in aluminum, stainless steel, and BPA-free plastics. To help navigate the choices, we’ve pulled together the article “Building a Better Water Bottle: Aluminum, Steel, and No BPA” for Trailspace’s Gear Guide. After compiling the info, I relegated our own numerous polycarbonate/Lexan (#7) bottles to the back of our gear storage area. With all the other options available (or coming out soon), it just doesn’t seem worth using them anymore.
So, take a look at “Building a Better Water Bottle.” You’re bound to see some of these water bottle options at your outdoor store this year. I’m eyeing a few for my own family.