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Cool Canteens: 9 Eco-Friendly Water Bottles

Tote your H20 in style with these beautiful reusable containers

By Brynn Mannino Posted June 08, 2009 from womantalks.com

  • Sippin' in Style
  • Sippin' in Style

    The green train is choo-chooing along—and one of its stops en route to making our planet cleaner is replacing landfill-jamming disposable water bottles with reusable substitutes. Luckily, we’ve come a long way from boring squirt tops: Today's water bottle is not only lightweight and free of harmful chemicals like Bisphenol-A (BPA), it also sports some downright dazzling designs. We’ve gathered up the fairest of them all—from gorgeous bottles inspired by architect and furniture designer William Morris to London Tap’s sophisticated take on the traditional water carafe. Any of the picks below is sure to prompt the question, “When did water bottle design become an art form?

    Photo: © Courtesy of PotteryBarn.com

  • <em>Morris</em> Better
  • Morris Better

    This gorgeous 17-ounce aluminum bottle sports the red flowers of the “Cray” pattern—William Morris’s famous floral cloth motif from the 1880’s. Choose from an artful collection of Morris-inspired bottles (all of which feature a BPA-free lining), including “Anemone,” Morris’s famous marine-inspired textile design, and “Patchwork Bottle,” a stylish mixture of his colorful textile prints dating from the 50s through the 70s. $21.95; BrightandBold.com

    Photo: © Courtesy of BrightandBold.com

  • Leaf It Be
  • Leaf It Be

    This stainless steel bottle, embellished with a delicate Gingko leaf design, is part of EarthLust’s limited-edition line. Each 13-ounce, 20-ounce or one liter bottle is custom-designed, decorated with non-toxic paint and capped with BPA-free thermoplastic. $27.00; BrightandBold.com

    Photo: © Courtesy of BrightandBold.com

  • A Round of Water
  • A Round of Water

    EcoUsable are the brains behind this magenta and orange “Round & Round” stainless steel bottle—featuring a cup holder-friendly design, 100% recyclable stainless steel and a nonchemical-leaching lining for safe water consumption. $18.49; EcoUsable.com

    Photo: © Courtesy of EcoUsable.com

  • Sips and Swirls
  • Sips and Swirls

    Thermos, a long-favored beverage container company, has recently expanded their line to include these chic H20 canisters, aptly dubbed Fashion Hydration Bottles. And just as we would expect from a business with years of successful temperature control under its belt, this sweet swirly stainless steel bottle sports double-wall vacuum insulation for maximum temperature retention (a whopping 12 hours) and a sweat-proof design to prevent a slippery grip. $20.99; Thermos.com

    Photo: © Courtesy of Thermos.com

  • Flower Petal Pusher
  • Flower Petal Pusher

    This striking bottle is one of more than one hundred bottles designed by a crop of 30 independent artists around the world and manufactured by renowned brand, SIGG. Certainly the big fish in the big pond of water bottle manufacturers, SIGG owes its success to consistently beautiful bottle designs and a long history of metal processing, which has allowed the company to perfect its non-destroyable exteriors and scent-neutralizing liner. $21.99; MySigg.com

    Photo: © Courtesy of MySigg.com

  • Butterfly Jar
  • Butterfly Jar

    The red floral and butterfly design on Pottery Barn’s lovely water bottle is all at once pretty, feminine and rustic—in other words, it speaks to the beloved furniture retailer’s long-established reputation. A classic aluminum bottle featuring a hook-friendly top and temperature-controlling insulation, this product is one of many attractive wares that demonstrate the company’s ongoing efforts to promote a cleaner environment. $10; PotteryBarn.com

    Photo: © Courtesy of PotteryBarn.com

  • Jungle Juice
  • Jungle Juice

    Laken has a simple philosophy: There should be a bottle technically and personally suited to every type of sportsman. This particular design from the whimsical “Kukuxumusu Outdoor”collection—with its buzzing bugs, curious snails, balancing bird and groggy frog—would befit a playful camper and is only available in Spain. Visit LakenUSA.com for information on where to find their products in the U.S.

    Photo: © Courtesy of LakenUSA.com

  • Carafe Cure
  • Carafe Cure

    The Tap Top, as this bottle has been dubbed, sports four drip-free pouring spouts and an elegant, yet quirky, design. The vessel was born out of a contest hosted by London On Tap—an initiative to promote the city’s commitment to reducing the environmental impact of packaging and transporting bottled water. The competition challenged London-based designers to create an innovative, aesthetically-pleasing carafe; the winning model is now being used to serve tap water in restaurants, cafes, bars and hotels throughout the city. Tap Tops are only available in Europe in boxes of 12 at 120 euro.

    Photo: © Courtesy of LondonOnTap.com

  • Cheery in Cherry
  • Cheery in Cherry

    With its floating lavender-hued flowers on a sweeping dark purple background, Elegant Cherry Blossoms is one of many bottle designs put out by Green Bottle. The lightweight container is made from durable food grade stainless steel, and water drinkers can choose from two types of tops: a carabiner-friendly version or a sports top with cap. $22.95; BrightandBold.com

    Photo: © Courtesy of BrightandBold.com

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Posted by Mike

Are they manufactured in the USA

Hi

Are the eco bottles made in the USA

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Posted by Lydia Daino

Eco- Water Bottles

We just bought them about a week ago my husband and I love them we take them with us when we go out of the home. We like that they hold more water. no plastic, we fill them from our fillter we put ice in them they stay cold, a very long time they are great.

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Posted by Nancy Van Fleet

Water bottles

Since 2004 when I spent most of the year in the hospital, I have become a water drinker. My refrigerator has a built in water filter and I love to fill my bottles and have them with me all the time. These are so lovely, I will try to get me one or two. Thanks for featuring them.

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Posted by Bonnie

Eco Water Bottles

They are great. Butterfly one is very pretty. Very smart.

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Posted by ednap

Eco friendly Water Bottles

Who knew carrying water could be so chic and healthy at the sane time. I read an email that said the plastic water bottles if left in a hot car can cause cancer wow scary get rid of plastic for good!!!

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