Drinking Buddies: Five BPA-Free Drink Containers
The magazine of the Sierra Club
Posted: 01/31/2013 5:47 pm
Whether you prefer your beverages hot or cold, there’s no need to ever again slink out of the coffee shop feeling guilty. These reusable drink containers — all BPA-free — will keep you from wasting cups and bottles.
When your travel plans or space constraints call for a flexible liquid-toting solution, take along the Runway pouch from VAPUR. It’s light, foldable (when empty), sleek, and enlivened by bold, couture-inspired patterns. A looped-in carabiner adds function. $10
Popular bottle maker SIGG SWITZERLAND collaborated with a rainforest-conservation campaign called Cuipo to produce this fully recyclable, 20-ounce aluminum bottle adorned with their mascot, “Steve the Sloth.” It comes with an activation code; type it in on Cuipo’s website and you get to save a square meter of Panamanian rainforest. $22
BOBBLE makes clear, squeezable, recycled-plastic containers whose colorful carbon filters purify tap water as you drink. Each one creates the filtered-water equivalent of 300 average-size commercial water bottles. $9 for the 13-ounce size shown
MASTRAD sells a double-glass-walled Travel Mug, which, in addition to being a handsome conversation piece, keeps your drink hot, your hand comfy, and anything inside from spilling out. $20
FACT: Americans throw away 2.5 million plastic bottles every hour, and 58 billion paper coffee cups every year.
by Avital Andrews / photos (5) by Lori Eanes
This article originally appeared in Sierra magazine.