Thinksport bottles are the right choice in stopping the wrongs

Posted By: Zeke Piestrup on November 3, 2009 1:54 pm

Here to shepherd your journey from recognition to behavioral modification is the Thinksport bottle.  

First the recognition part.  Each time you crack open a water bottle and hold it in your left hand, your right hand gives a middle finger to planet earth.  It’s that cold, yes.  Plastic water bottles, few of which are recycled, take 700 years to decompose.  More than 1.5 million barrels of oil per year are used in making plastic water bottles and transportation.  That cancels out your Prius carbon credits, Eco Dude.

Bad for the planet, and bad for you!  Plastic water bottles leach hormone-disrupting chemicals.  As for the water in the bottle, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s standards for tap water are actually more stringent than the Food and Drug Administration’s standards for bottled water.

Oh, but you like the taste of bottled water?  

“If you drink water from plastic bottles, you have a high probability of drinking estrogenic compounds,” says Martin Wagner, an ecotoxicologist at Goethe University in Frankfurt.  Mmmm, estrogen tastes good.

“The use of bottles for consuming water is getting very bad press now because of its carbon footprint,” says Shanna Swan, an epidemiologist at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in New York.  Hormone-disrupting chemicals that leach into the water are “just another nail in the coffin of bottled water, the way I see it.”

Now that you recognize the horribleness of plastic water bottles, it’s time to get down with choosing the right reusable water bottle.  We love the Thinksport bottle.  They’re made from stainless steel, so the water tastes like water, and not a fistful of pennies.

Double walled and vacuum sealed, these bottles rule on backpacking and beach trips.  Coffee stays warm for hours at 12,000 feet and water stays refreshing cool at sea level.

The reusable bottle industry has not been immune from its own estrogen issues.  Thinksport bottles are free of BPA, lead, and all the other bad sounding chemicals with bad intentions.  BPA has been linked to reproductive abnormalities, diabetes, and the big C, cancer.

I’m a tea drinkin’ fool, and Thinksport bottles have an internal mesh filter that keeps tea leaves, ice cubs, or whatever solid stuff you put in the bottle from reaching your mouth.  It’s a simple extra feature, yet Thinksport is the only bottle I’ve seen with it.

I’m more concerned with function over style, but if you’re a teenager at heart, you can stay in the cool club with your Thinksport bottle.  They are indeed sleek looking.  More importantly, the slightly curved design makes the bottle super easy to hold.

No bad chemicals, a removable mesh filter, double walled, vacuum sealed, Thinksport bottles pronounce your love of planet and self.  Just as you like your food without E. coli, enjoy your water without estrogen and in good conscience.

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