The water bottle I carry with me everywhere is a banged-up pink 32 ounce Kleen Kanteen.
I made a personal decision to stop drinking (and stop buying) one-use plastic bottles a couple of years ago. It just seemed wasteful.
For families who still find buying water by the case a necessity for whatever reason, the Environmental Working Group has published a guide to the quality and purity of over 170 bottled waters on the market today.
Bottled water, according to the EWG, costs up to 1,900 times more than tap water. For that price, it should be nothing less than spectacular stuff.
Yet most bottled water manufacturers do not reveal the source of the water, the method of purification, or if tests have found contaminants.
If you’re buying cases of water bottled in plastic, check out EWG’s bottled water scorecard.
Or consider a home filter system or filtered pitcher for the fridge, and individual, re-fillable water bottles, one for each member of the family.
There are many safe, BPA free choices on the market. Check out Livestrong.com for info on how to choose.