In an effort to be more green, and less wasteful, and to stop filling up our city dump - I purchased 2 aluminum bottles from Old Navy a few months ago and I have at least started incorporating them into my daily schedule of water drinking at work. These puppies hold up to 25 oz of water and stay nice and chilled for way longer than my old plastic water bottles used to. Score! I love ice cold water - I can't stand room temperature water. Seriously the only time that is something you should drink is when you're in serious need of water. Life or death situations people! Or maybe if you have sensitive teeth.
My issue with these aluminum cans isn't that they make the water taste like metal - I don't get that feeling or taste at all. I love the way the water tastes coming from a metal can. I've even had water in 12 oz. aluminum cans and I really think more places should offer this - it rocks!!! My issue is that the damn cans cost an arm and a leg and if they aren't dishwasher safe (which most are not because you lose the lovely design on the sides) they are a bitch to clean!!! Case in point below...
See - seriously cute but a super bitch to clean with that small opening if it can't ride in your dishwasher!!!
Seriously, while window shopping at Dick's Sporting Goods the other day - they had some really "fly" water bottles. I love when they have cool designs on them and an extra wide mouth at the top makes washing them a cinch. After falling for about 4 different designs I turned them over and each read $15, $25, $10 - ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!?! I had this same experience at the Alabama Outdoors Store. REALLY? I mean come on!!! You know Eco-Peeps there would be more of us willing to be green, eco-friendly, etc. if it didn't cost us so much to do so. (Don't get me started on light bulbs people). I know in my heart if they were priced at $5 a pop or hell even $8.00 I would have snagged up at least 4 of them. That would give me a set of 6 at home - that's plenty of bottles to reuse on the daily. I've even seen really cute ones in magazines recently, that are glass and come with a sleeve that is rubber/plastic to protect your bottle from shattering.
In all fairness, I've gone to Target, and Walmart to look for these bottles and I have found a few that I'm willing to purchase, (read: settle for) in the above mentioned price range, but I just wish they looked cool. Sure it's about being green and saving the environment - not about being or looking cool, Kelly. Well why the hell can't it be both?!?!
via wally world dot com • not too horrible but still a bit too "Ed RETA-Hardy" flashy for me,
then again - this set of 4 is $16, which sort of rocks, if I didn't hate wally world so much.
I mean my girl, Salt gets to look übber awesome in her new ride, Maxine! She gets to not only be totes awesome, but she's also saving the planet one mile at a time!!! Why can't my water bottles do that?!?! Be earth friendly AND look nice?
So if you peeps have any great sources for hot aluminum water bottles, on the cheap, with wide mouths that can hold at least 10 - 25 oz. of water for me and my lazy ass - hook a sister up with the info would you?
*End of rant about silly things like water bottles.
Seriously - go check out Salt's new car, it's so freaking sweet!