Perhaps you’ve been strolling around town and have noticed stylistically enhanced individuals sporting uber-cool aluminum water bottles.  Perhaps you’ve thought to yourself, “huh… that’s a keen bottle.  Where might I find one?” …well comrade, you can find them here!!

What I am talking about are those Swiss-engineered water bottles called Siggs, and they are all the rave right now.  Some absolutely RIDICULOUS designs… Check these out:

Off the hook, I know!  There are 144 customizable bottles and 22 different lid options and of course they’re ECO FRIENDLY!

How? Obvious reasons first… They’re made of aluminum and are reusable and recyclable.  But much more importanly, when you have one you’ll never want to be seen carrying a plastic bottled water again!  Interesting fact: Americans add 30 million disposable water bottles to our landfills everyday!!!… In addition, most ‘disposable’ plastic bottles are made of PET, a petroleum that sometimes mixes in with its liquid and requires immense amounts of fossil fuels to create…..  Well, what about Nalgenes, you might ask?  A much better option, but scientists are unfortunately beginning to discover that Lexan (the plastic Nalgenes are made of) are not so great for your health…. Siggs’ interior linings are 100% effective against leaching, so no juice or coffee stains.  Yeehaw!

Back to the subject of bottled water while it’s relavent…. Not many people know that almost 40% of bottled water comes from cities tap water systems!  People are paying for the same water TWICE and the energy to transport and bottle it, not to mention the resources used for the bottles which are almost 90% of the time landfilled.  And then there’s the money to advertise it!  What a viscious life cycle!

I’m getting worked up!… save me some stress and pick up a Sigg.  You can buy them at REI, EMS, Patagonia, Whole Foods, LL Bean, or online to get yours just the way you like it…..  Here are a couple more design options to get your juices flowin’.

-j

About Joshua Foss


Joshua is a leading voice for transformational change. He is the editor of Metro Hippie, co-founder and director of development of the Ecala Group, and adjunct faculty at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. He is also an ambassador for the Living Building Challenge and is a frequent speaker at national conferences, trade shows and summits.