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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Bamboo Holds Water

Every day I see more and more people toting reusable water bottles around and it makes me very happy. Hopefully we are finally making a dent in the quantity of water bottles that were piling up in our landfills. It also makes me happy to find new products coming into this market niche that make reusable bottle use more sustainable, more sanitary and more stylish. So I was grinning ear to ear when I stumbled upon the Bamboo Bottle Co. Their bamboo-encased drinking bottle is beautiful and extremely practical. A 51% recycled glass vessel is dish-washer safe and insulating, so you can use the bottle for hot tea or ice-cold water. Wait, I have to stress the dishwasher part.....because until now I've spent many cumulative hours wedging a bottle brush down into the narrow openings of my steel bottles. The wide-mouthed glass insert thrown into my dishwasher just sounds so much easier. The highly renewable and aesthetically pleasing bamboo part stays out of the dishwasher but is easy to wipe clean when necessary. The limited plastic parts are all BPA-free and recyclable. Drink up!!

The generous 17 ounce Bamboo Bottle Co bottle is available through the company's site directly for $25 plus S&H, but I also found it here for only $20.38 with free S&H.