Thursday, March 13, 2008

Alternative to polycarbonate and plastic

Since my last post was about water, I thought I'd do a quick follow up. Monday was my birthday. I didn't do anything special, but it's always been a time of reflection for me. I'll write another post about that soon. This week has been a bit busy, so I haven't been able to post. However, there are a number of topics in my head :-)

Anyway, one of the gifts my mom gave me was this water bottle:

Sigg Sakura Scents 0.6 Liter Aluminum Water Bottle (8135.70  / 813570)
image: onlinefitness

This is a Sigg water bottle. If you are not familiar with this type of bottle, take a quick look through their website. Rather than being plastic or polycarbonate, the Sigg bottles are made of aluminum. The one piece of aluminum the bottles are made from are leak proof, odorless, non-toxic, doesn't give a funny taste to beverages, highly durable, and recyclable. The water bottles come in various sizes, lots of stylish designs, and three different tops which fit on every type of bottle.

I tried mine out yesterday and really liked it. I did a little experiment seeing if I could tell the difference in taste of water from the Sigg and plastic bottle. I *think* the water from the Sigg tasted different, but who knows for sure honestly. I could have easily said to myself that it was different or giving me some kind of effect like a placebo or something. Either way, I really like it for everyday use and will continue to use mine.