I was catching up on some tivo yesterday and was told the Earth Day Oprah was really good. I love Julia Roberts and am always eager to learn some new green tips, so while the little ones napped yesterday, I indulged. The show was great. I learned a lot, but one thing really resonated with me. I have been feeling guilty about all the water bottles we go through, but kept using them because at least we recycle them. Well I heard the most astounding statistic yesterday that really sealed the deal for the fate of our plastic water bottles....
"More than 60 million plastic bottles end up in landfills and incinerators every day – a total of about 22 billion last year. " (according to Waste Management World)
Wow! That is a HUGE number! I also have heard less than 20% of water bottles end up recycled. We are flooding our earth with bottle of water. It's ridiculous!
Well, our family is done contributing to that waste. I am ordering us all a Sigg bottle this morning. Here are some facts about the Sigg bottle from their site:
- Weight – typically, SIGG bottles are 10-20% lighter-weight than Lexan, allowing you to lighten that load a bit in your backpack.
- Great Taste – SIGGs are truly taste neutral. Lexan brands may claim this but go ahead and put them to the test. Leave your filled plastic bottle out in the sun for a couple hours and see how your water tastes the next day – a bit like plastic we've been told.
- Durability – Check out Backpacker magazine's June 2006 issue where SIGG was put to the test against all the leading water bottle brands. When the smoke from the 100 pound cannon cleared, Backpacker declared SIGG "The World's Toughest Water Bottle" (See complete article under SIGG News).
- Style – SIGG's have been described as "works of art". For the extra few dollars, why not express yourself?
One thing I love about the Sigg bottles is all the designs they have. Which would you choose??