Magazine article USA TODAY

Budget- & Eco-Friendly Reusable Water Bottles

Magazine article USA TODAY

Budget- & Eco-Friendly Reusable Water Bottles

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When individual, disposable water bottles first came out, they were a luxury. The initial reaction was: why would people want to pay to carry water bottles with them? Then the convenience of it all sunk in and the industry took off like a rocket. Suddenly, free water fountains disappeared and patrons could be charged $3-$4 or more for a half-liter at an amusement park or movie theater. In recent years, the environmental impact of these bottles has come to the forefront, and that, coupled with the economic reality, has caused many of us to switch to carrying our own reusable betties filled with inexpensive, filtered tap water.

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On our quest to find a quality refillable bottle, we turned to EcoUsable, Inc., Redondo Beach, Calif. Made from 304 grade stainless steel (also known as 18/8 stainless steel as it has a minimum of 18% chromium and 8% nickel content), EcoUsable bottles are highly corrosion resistant, inert, sanitary, and easy to clean. …

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