The Perils of Being Thirsty While Being Green

Alina Tugend drinks tap water, but needs a bottle to carry it around. She writes in the New York Times about the issues with various containers:

-Refilling single use PET bottles: possible leaching of antimony, more likely bacteria because they are hard to clean; (TreeHugger on Antimony)
-Poycarbonate: Bisphenol A.(TreeHugger on Bisphenol A)
-Glass ("Mom, I just sliced my finger")
Stainless Steel (too expensive) (see TH on Klean Kanteen)
She finally asked expert Frederick vom Saal, who suggested "If I was to use plastic, I would stay with No. 2 and No. 5, No. 2 is high-density polyethylene; No. 5 is polypropylene." ::New York Times

Tags: Bisphenol A | Bottled Water