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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Good Bye Zephyrhills Bottled Water

This is our family's water containers. From left to right, David, William, Scott, John, Denise. Each of us has our own and it is each persons responsibility to fill theirs with cold water and take it along. The boys were warned that there will be no stops for soda or other sugary drinks when we are out. When we went to visit my sister, the boys saw that this was how their cousins did it and when we got home we would continue with the good habit.

They are only allowed to put water in it (and a little lemon or lime if desired). I am happy, my kids have complied and they like their containers. They like having their own "cup" and no one else drinks out of it. They like that it is always clean. And, they like flaunting them at their activities (yeah). In the house they haven't had any store bought sugary drinks since they started using these.

I told John not to buy packs of water, vitamin water or other junk beverages (I know he sneaks for himself, grrr...). I have noticed our trash and recycling is cut way down when the containers for beverages aren't consumed.

I have tried getting everyone plastic containers before, but they seem to get yucky fast. I don't like cleaning the tips and straws. Those parts always would look moldy. This is definitely the longest our containers have lasted. Its hot here and the containers are used constantly.

We have Swiss made Siggs. You can get them from REI, amazon, or right from Sigg. I saw that L.L. Bean has the same type of container also.


fitncrafty said...

Wahoooo!!! We love our siggs too.. Brian is the only one that doesn't have one.. I think he's getting one for his birthday next week! He had to get one that was plastic and half the price (to save money)when we broke down and bought the siggs and now just a few months later I will be him another!
did you get your first dent yet? It's more traumatic then a dent in your new car! :)

Red said...

We no longer purchase bottled water either, but what we did do is keep the old containers and Robert washes them out and reuses them all the time.

The rest of us just use the filtered water in glasses and we take the plastic ones with us when we go out. And if we are going to be out for an extended period of time, we have a cooler. Ick the things the sun can do to plastic. Did I say Ick?!

Lauren said...

Don'tcha just love Swiss Made stuff? ;) I like the designs that you and Scott chose.

When I was in Zurich with Ruby, she ditched her Gerber sippy cup when I wasn't looking. It was the only sippy cup that I brought with me on my trip. I looked to replace hers w/ another plastic one, but they were $9 each. Eee-ouch! (Everything in Switzerland is expensive) I just went ahead and bought her a Sigg w/ handles for babies. It's very cute.

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Permission to Mother said...


Scott's Sigg look like it was rear ended. That bad. John's and David's are still ok.

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