Thursday, June 5th, 2008
Here’s a stat which may convince you to change your drinking habits: Eight out of 10 plastic water bottles used in the U.S. become garbage or end up in a landfill. One simple way to quench your thirst without all that waste is to switch to a reusable plastic bottle and to drink your water that way.
Recently, however, a growing number of consumers have shied away from the hard plastic bottles (namely #7 bottles) due to concerns over a chemical called Bisphenol-A (BPA). Rather than debate the safety record of
BPA, suffice it to say that consumer demand has driven companies like Nalgene to create new #7 bottles made without this compound. The result is Nalgene’s new Everyday line of water bottles. They come in a rainbow of fun colors as well as numerous shapes and sizes. Now, adjacent to the #7 stamped on the bottom of each bottle, you’ll see the words, “other” or “BPA free” … noting that the plastic has been made without Bisphenol-A.
With summer just around the corner, we’re confident our kids will stay healthy and hydrated and our landfills less cluttered with our snazzy new water bottles (the photos show Janice’s daughters, Leah and Carolyn enjoying their new bottles). For more information check outhttp://www.nalgenechoice.com/