Americans go through 2.5 million plastic bottles every hour. Say that with us again. Americans go through 2.5 million plastic bottles every hour. That figure is hard to wrap our brain around and is all the encouragment we need to cut down on disposable plastic wherever we can. One place to start is with kids' water bottles and we've found two great options.
The Swiss are known for their engineering and the SIGG water bottle is no exception. Made from a single, seamless aluminum component they are virtually unbreakable and employ a hi-tech internal coating which is neutral in flavor, resists breakdown from fruit juices or other acidic beverages, and reduces bacterial build-up.
Kids' bottles are available in 10, 13 or 20 oz. sizes and a variety of colors and graphics. One useful accessory is the grip handle. They are dishwasher safe, but we recommend cleaning them with a bottle brush. They range in price from $15.99-$18.99.
Less colorful, but no less friendly to the environment is the Klean Kanteen. It is made of stainless steel and is available with or without a sippy adapter. The smallest Kanteen is 12 oz. and sells for $17.99.