BEST SAFEST REFILLABLE DRINK BOTTLES
These light but sturdy bottles, all made to be reused, will not leach toxic Bisphenol-A (BPA) or phthalates.*
Lightweight, Unlined Stainless Steel (R)
Earth Lust http://earthlust.com/
Eco Canteen https://ecocanteen.com/ver16/index.asp
Ecousable (F) http://ecousable.com/
Enviro Products http://www.newwaveenviro.com/stainless-steel-c-8_2_11.html
Guyot Designs http://www.guyotdesigns.com/stainlessbottlesmakes
Kleen Kanteen http://www.kleankanteen.com
Thermos (I) http://thermos.com/product_catalog.aspx?CatCode=BEVG
ThinkSport (I) http://www.thinksportbottles.com/
Living La Vida Verde http://livinglavidaverde.net/default.aspx
Reduce Your Footprint (RYF) http://ryfbottle.com/store/category
Lined Aluminum (R)
Laken ** http://sierratradingpost.com
Cambelbak Better Bottle, TM http://www.camelbak.com/sports-recreation/bottles
Katadyn, PET, http://llbean.com and (F) at Cabela’s, http://cabelas.com com (F)
Nalgene Everyday and Wide Mouth, TM http://www.nalgene-outdoor.com/store/index.html
Nalgene Wide Mouth HDPE (R )http://www.nalgene-outdoor.com/store/detail.aspx?ID=58
Novara Flowers widemouth bottle, at REI.com
Rubbermaid (PP) Chug Sport, Sippin' Sport ***
Sawyer (PET) http://cabelas.com
Somafab Crystal (PP) http://www.somafab.com/bottle.html
Tupperware (PP) all kids' bottles; company is phasing out PC.
*Under normal use. Plastic bottles may leach chemicals if heated.
**Old aluminum bottle epoxy linings contained BPA. Bottles made since August 2008 have BPA-free poly linings.
***Choose Rubbermaid Chug & Sip bottles made with PP, not the PC ones
PET: Polyethylene (#1), most-recycled plastic
HDPE: High-Density Polyethylene (#2), widely recycled
PP: Polypropylene (#5), not widely recycled
TM: Eastman Tritan copolyester (#7)
PC: Polycarbonate #7, made with BPA.
PS: Polystyrene #6, not recycled; can leach carcinogenic styrene
PVC: Polyvinyl chloride (#), not recycled, can leach toxic phthalates and lead
F: Bottles with filters also available
I: Insulated with glass or stainless
Excerpted from my book Do One Green Thing: Saving the Earth Through Simple, Everyday Choices (St Martin's Press, 2010).
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