Z Recommends Talks to SIGG

September 16th, 2009

I’m a bit late getting this up, but I wanted to let you know that Z Recommends interviewed SIGG President Steve Wasik. Then, they interviewed him again.

They asked Wasik about the email response I received from SIGG when I asked for a refund on my older SIGG bottles containing BPA in the lining. Read what he said at Notes from SIGG’s Age of Innuendo.

I enjoy the in-depth and careful reporting at Z Recommends and was honored to be quoted over there! I know you SIGG-curious readers will enjoy it too. The article also contains other consumer responses.

Coming up soon, a review on my new water bottle.

Review: Eco Canteen Water Bottle

May 4th, 2009

Eco Canteen is a stainless steel water bottle from a non-profit company by the same name. They describe their efforts as a “labor of love,” doing all they can to get people off of bottled water.

I received a bottle at no charge for review purposes. I tried the adult size, which is 26 ounces and made of food-grade stainless steel. An insulated tote is also available, but I didn’t try it.

One nice thing about the Eco Canteen is the large opening at the mouth. It makes cleaning easier than with the SIGG bottle and it’s lighter to carry. The lid is easy to remove and re-secure. I didn’t notice any leaks. Of course, it’s also completely BPA free.

Overall, I think this is a good basic water bottle for a fair price ($9.99). Though not as decorative as the SIGG, it still gets the job done. If you’re looking for good office gifts in the $10 range, I’d suggest these.

The only thing I don’t like is that a video starts playing when you visit the Eco Canteen site. Sure, you can turn it off, but it’s just a pet peeve of mine.

Still not convinced you should ditch bottled water? Keep in mind that a 20 oz bottle of water takes 5 oz of oil to produce and ship, plus you’re left with a plastic bottle that’s not so reusable.

(Image from Eco Canteen)