Saturday, October 4, 2008

Move over plastic... here comes SIGG

After admiring for quite a while, my husband and I both recieved genuine Siggs for our birthday this year. And in celebration of the beginning of the school year our daughter also recieved a lunchbox sized one! Our son's is up next.... as I have just discovered an awesome handle you can add to the mini-Siggs to make it easier on little hands and very much like the "sippies"... those of course.. a little harder to get away from plastic on. (The Sigg handles if you're curious)

Although not a new discovery, recently it has become more "known" about the dangers of plastic bottle and the potential leaching of bisphenol-A (BPA), a potent hormone disruptor. BPA can be leached into the water bottles contents through normal wear and tear, exposure to heat and cleaning agents. This includes leaving your plastic water bottle in your car during errands, in your back pack during hikes and running it through your dishwasher and using harsh detergents.

What can you do??
- switch to a stainless steel water bottle
- reuse glass containers such as quart sized juice bottles
- absolutley avoid buying bottled water and opt for your tap or invest in a faucet mount water purifier or pitcher for your fridge. Your investment will be quickly replenished...

We personally love our Sigg line, which you can find at
However, there are many products on the market that are eco-friendly and are a great replacement for the ones out there who don't want to risk it with the plastic any longer.

From the Sigg Website: Recently, there has been a lot of press concerning Lexan plastic water bottles (Polycarbonate #7) leaching harmful chemicals into the container's ingredients. It's extremely important to note that SIGG bottles exceed FDA requirements and have been thoroughly tested to ensure 0.0% leaching – so they are 100% safe.

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