Swap Your Aluminum SIGG for a Stainless Steel Bottle

I think we’ve just experienced the greatest greenwashing this side of the moon.  SIGG’s laid-back announcement about the “mere presence of BPA” in the lining of their pre-August 2008 aluminum bottles has generated a firestorm – and it’s not all on the consumer side of things either.  Now the big question is, will SIGG be able to recover from such a devastating blow to their reputation?  After reading the latest SIGG tale unraveled by ZRecs, I’d have to say their chances are dropping by the day.

In the midst of it all, SIGG customers who are feeling betrayed have contacted us to voice the questions we’re all thinking:

  • What do I with my old SIGG bottle?
  • Where do I  go from here?  Do stainless steel bottles require an epoxy lining that may contain BPA?
  • Why would there be a BPA lining inside metal bottles in the first place?
  • Didn’t I buy  a metal bottle specifically to get away from BPA?

The Big Bottle Swap

The Soft Landing is excited to offer a solution!  With encouragement from the brainy mommas from Cool Mom Picks, we dove in head first and wrangled the most amazing deal for The Big Bottle Swap Promotion!  We’ve been able to partner with the best stainless steel bottle manufacturers in the world, including Green Sprouts, Kid Basix, Nathan, Thermos and Thinksport, to let you  trade in your SIGG for a 30% discount on a new BPA-free water bottle!  We’ll take care of recycling all returned SIGG bottles so you don’t have to.  And don’t worry, we haven’t left out the SIGGless folks – a 20% discount is available for you too!

How it Works

If you’d like to take advantage of The Big Bottle Swap, hop over and fill out the form we’ve provided.  The offer begins today and ends September 14, 2008.  All return packages must be postmarked by the last day of the promotion to qualify.  After you’re bottle is received, we’ll send you a confirmation email with you unique discount code along with all of the juicy details.  This offer is open to customers world wide :)

P.S. In case you hadn’t heard, I’m part of the 3 Green Angels Team and we’ll be discussing this topic of BPA in  aluminum food containers Wednesday 9/2/09 at our #EcoWed Twitter Party.  You can join in with us starting at 10pm EST to voice your opinion and maybe pick up a few tips from our experts while you’re there.

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Alicia Voorhies is a Registered Nurse who decided to take a break to relax and enjoy her young kids after 13 years of working with disabled adults. She began to explore the world of alternative health ideas and was immediately attracted to the mysteries of endocrine disruptors and their effect on children. In 2007 she founded The Soft Landing along with her mom and sisters to help parents provide a safe, natural home for their children without drowning in an overwhelming sea of information.

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  • http://www.cheaplikemeblog.com/ Cheap Like Me

    I love the idea. The reason our kid doesn't have a stainless bottle is that all we've tried LEAK and are hard for her to close. That means wet homework and a mess in the backpack. Which stainless bottles won't leak?

  • willowsprite

    So…SIGG won't replace the old ones with a new one themselves?

  • http://thesoftlanding.com thesoftlanding

    Hi Willowsprite,

    Yes, SIGG is sending out replacement bottles with the new EcoCare liner (which is BPA-free). Aside from the mistrust many of their customers now feel, some customers haven't been impressed with the new liner as noted on ZRecs website at http://www.zrecommends.com/detail/two-new-bpa-f…. It's certainly an option to get a replacement bottle from SIGG if you feel comfortable using their products. You can contact them at liners@mysigg.com for more info on their program.

  • willowsprite

    Thanks. Your zrecs link dosen’t work, though.

  • Plastic Bottles

    That is very noble that you are contributing to the greenification of society with this bottle exchange. I think that if other bloggers followed your lead, we could be on to something here.

  • me

    Whole Foods will take your old SIGG bottle and give you a new one for FREE.

  • me

    Whole Foods will take your old SIGG bottle and give you a new one for FREE.

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