Apparently advertising works because after months of seeing Sigg water bottle ads in Yoga Journal I found myself a few days ago at the Whole Foods Market in Charlottesville, VA, dropping over $20 for a .6 L Sigg. It wasn’t exactly an impulse purchase since I was shopping specifically for a water bottle, just not one quite that expensive. After two days at a legal conference of buying multiple flavored beverages throughout the day, I realized that bringing my own water bottle might save me a little money (and use a lot less plastic). So, once I came across the Sigg, it didn’t take much rationalization to convince myself that we were MFEO.
Here’s one reason why the Sigg rocks:
Many people think that they are helping the environment by refilling their plastic PET water bottles. But are you helping yourself?
“Disposable PET bottles are designed for one time use,” states Simran Sethi of The Discovery Channel. “Refilling them can release harmful toxins from the packaging – especially when it gets heated. If you’re tasting plastic, you’re ingesting plastic.”
In 2008, many major North American retailers discontinued selling reusable plastic bottles made from polycarbonate #7 (brands such as Nalgene) due to concerns that these bottles were leaching Bisphynol-A. A report by Health Canada called this chemical (BPA) “dangerous.”
And not all metal water bottles are alike. Very recently there have been major recalls of Chinese-made aluminium water bottles for lead in the paint. Tests have shown that Chinese-made aluminium water bottles, like many polycarbonate #7 plastic bottles, also leach the chemical BPA.
A SIGG Bottle is your healthy and safe choice for your body. The baked-on, crack resistant bottle liner makes sure that you drink what you want to drink – and not unwanted chemicals. The SIGG bottle liner is leach-proof and resistant even to energy drinks, fruit acids and carbonation.
SIGG bottles are manufactured in Switzerland with no BPA, no lead, no phthalates – in other word, no risk to you!
So far, I think my favorite part about the Sigg is that water actually tastes like water. No more plastic taste, no more leftover flavors like in a plastic water bottle. It’s really nice and I’m very happy with it. Highly recommended!