Knowing the impact of bottled water on the environment (every year nearly 1.5 million barrels of oil are used to make plastic water bottles), it has bothered me that I have to buy individual water bottles for drinking for me and my family. Which is why I’m excited about my latest find: Bobble, a BPA-free water bottle made from recycled plastic, with a built-in charcoal filter. It makes my tap water taste every bit as good as bottled water. Since I can fill it up about 300 times before I have to replace the filter, that’s 300 water bottles that don’t end up in the recycling bin (and at under $10 a Bobble, anywhere from $70 to $300 saved). My thirst is slaked and my conscience soothed.
Since the first rule of green meetings is to eschew individual water bottles, this seems like it would make a great — and sponsorable — giveaway.