Top Reusable Water Bottles for Earth Day

 

In honor of Earth Day, we’re focusing on America’s overuse of disposable bottled water in the name of convenience and supposed better health. As Food and Water Watch points out, bottled water is not safer than tap water.  It creates mountains of garbage and causes other major environmental problems – not to mention that it’s thousands of times more expensive than filtered tap water!

Make a Difference with 3 Simple Changes

  1. Reduce your bottled water use to rare times when it’s absolutely necessary.  Production, transportation, and disposal of bottled water consumes large quantities of water and energy.
  2. Invest in a water filter.  You’ll save yourself a nice chunk of money in the long run and protect your family from herbicides, pesticides, pharmaceuticals, by-products from the chlorination process, residue from waste particles, bacteria and micro-organisms, phthalates and heavy metals.
  3. Plan ahead for trips away from home and always bring a reusable water bottle along.  It’s not as difficult as it may seem at first.  And if you go with an insulated stainless steel bottle, you’ll enjoy having ice in your drink a full 12 hours after you leave the house!

Here are our favorite glass and stainless steel water bottles.  Did we miss any?

Important Notes About BPA-free Plastic

P.S. Because of the latest research showing some endocrine disrupting chemicals in BPA-free plastics, we recommend you avoid products with newer #7 plastics that are clear, hard and shiny.

P.P.S. The plastics used in the water bottles we recommended above are either polyethylene (#4) or polypropylene (#5) which have never required the addition of BPA or BPS and have a good track record for non-leaching stability so far.

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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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  • Tiffany

    I love my Life Factory and Klean Kanteen bottles!

    • http://thesoftlanding.com/ The Soft Landing Sisters

      Me too Tiffany! I’m afraid I have nearly every reusable water bottle known to man, but I’m having the most fun with my travel size swing top bottles for the yummy kombucha I made :-) ~Alicia

  • Karen C

    Have u guys made any research on Nalgene bottlles? They say they are Bpa free but not sure about bps…

    • http://thesoftlanding.com/ The Soft Landing Sisters

      We sure have, Karen. In fact we just published an update about endrocrine disrupting chemicals in BPA-free products HERE. It appears that the newer #7 plastics that are clear, shiny and hard may contain BPS as a substitute for BPA, so we recommend avoiding all #7 plastics just to be safe and go with #2, 4 or 5 instead. ~Alicia

  • Stephanie

    What about Liberty Bottle Works bottles? They are made in USA, BPA free, made from recycled aluminum, and the company gives time and money to charity. I don’t work for them, I just use their bottles.

    • http://thesoftlanding.com/ The Soft Landing Sisters

      They’re aluminum and require an interior lining, and because many aluminum bottles contain BPA in that lining, we prefer not to recommend them. I’d be curious to know what the company uses though. ~Alicia

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