As Americans are becoming more environmentally aware, they are searching for alternatives to wasteful plastic water bottles. According to the Container Recycling Institute, 8 out of 10 plastic water bottles become garbage or end up in landfills. This gross statistic, and others like it, has pushed many of us to shift our drinking habits a bit to the greener side of life. This means plastic water bottles must go, and should be replaced with reusable water bottle alternatives. If you’re looking to go green, here are my suggestions for the best reusable water bottles on the market today.
The Sigg Traveler
The Sigg Traveler is probably the best reusable water bottle on the market right now, and has been a stable product for years since the company’s opening in 1908. The Traveler, like all Sigg reusable water bottles, is made from a single piece of aluminum and so is very light and durable. The Sigg inner liner will not leech into your water, nor will it change the taste of your water, and the bottle is completely leak-proof. Sigg bottles will last for years and years, but will dent if you aren’t careful. The Sigg Traveler water bottle is available in different colors and sizes. The 1L bottle is priced at $24.99 and .6L ottle costs $21.99.
Kleen Kanteen reusable water bottles are made from 100% recyclable high quality stainless steel. It will not leach chemicals or taste into your beverage and weighs only 8oz. It is very durable and can be reused for years. Its slim design makes storage easy and it will fit in most cup and bottle holders. The Kleen Kanteen is dishwasher safe and can hold a variety of liquids from acidic juices to alcoholic beverages. Available storage capacity includes: 12oz, 18oz, 27oz, and 40oz, including a sippy bottle and wine carafe. Prices range from $15-$27 and come in a variety of cool colors.
CamelBak BPA-Free Better Bottle with Bite Valve
CamelBak has recently come out with a new line of BPA-free polycarbonate water reusable water bottles. The sport bottle recommended here is perfect for athletes because it has a bite valve for easy drinking-no need to screw off and on the cap. The CamelBak bottles come in different sizes (.5L, .75L, 1L) and many different colors. Prices range from $7-$12.
Sigg Sport Water Bottle
The Sigg Sport Water Bottle is a great addition to the Sigg line of water bottles. Also made from aluminum and leech-proof lining, this bottle fits in most cup holders and bike cages. The design of the top makes drinking effortless for athletes who often cannot stand screw tops. This bottle is priced at $24.99, can be purchased in a variety of colors and styles, and is available in .75L (25oz) water capacity.
After all the buzz about BPA and its harmful affects, Nalgene has come out with a new line of BPA-free reusable water bottles, retaining the popular style of the old classic. The Nalgene Tritan has a large mouth that accommodates large gulps and ice cubes, and a screw top that is attached to loop to prevent loss of the cap. This bottle comes in a variety of bright colors and comes in either 1 pint or .5 pint sizes (price range from $8-$15).