Killer Water Bottles?

Friday, December 07, 2007
The Globe and Mail is reporting that Mountain Equipment Co-op, Canada's largest outdoor/wilderness product store, have removed "most food and beverage containers made of polycarbonate plastic from its shelves, citing concern over possible health risks." Interesting timing as CBC Radio had a segment on one of it's morning programs about this yesterday. I'm sitting at my desk feeling thirsty and was about to fill up my little Nalgene bottle with liquid goodness when I read this. Nope, not anymore. I'll be getting myself one of those aluminum thingy's from Swizterland that my brother's got in the new year. Or, just use a non-plastic mug. Great, there's ten bucks I can now throw in the recycle bin...

4 comments:

sp said...

It always bothered me a bit to see the wall of Nalgene bottles at MEC front and center while their lack of plastic alternatives are very hard to find and at one point I couldn't find any.
db and I have the kleen kanteen which are stainless steel. They cost a bit less than the Sigg ones, but I think in the end I will have to get a Sigg for running since they are so much lighter.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Stainless steel looks way cooler anyway.

But at least you are able to recycle your plastic. Would you believe that they still don't recycle plastic (except for milk jugs) here? Shamefull.

mister anchovy said...

I have a few of these bottles that I last used on a canoe trip. I seem to have survived the ordeal. I guess I'll use them in the studio for brushes or something.

Gardenia said...

I've read about this - also about nuking in the package in the mircrowave being harmful - well it makes sense all the strange things plastics are made of oozing into our foods - then aluminum has been accused of causing Alzheimers - shall we go back to a skin of the deer cantina, held under the waterfall in the creek? But no, there are the giradia bugs - uh - where is safety?

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