Wednesday, March 25

EcoCanteen Review

The kind folks at EcoCanteen recently sent me one of their stainless steel reusable bottles to try out.

The first thing I noticed was the really cute logo on the bottle. (What can I say; I am a sucker for marketing).

The second thing that I noticed about the EcoCanteen was the clip attached to the bottle. With little league season just around the corner, I immediately thought, “This will be perfect for my son to attach to his baseball bag.” (Yaa, one less thing to carry)

EcoCanteens are lightweight and cost less than most other stainless steel reusable bottle on the market (Only $9.99 each + $5.95 s/h each and $8.95 each + $4.95 s/h each for a smaller child’s size) A very good thing in this economy!

  • The 26 Oz. EcoCanteen is the safe & convenient way to carry water wherever you go
  • Made of lightweight, high quality food grade stainless steel
  • Fits in car cup holders
  • Wide opening easily fits ice cubes

Switching from plastic water bottles to stainless steel reusable ones has been a difficult transition for my family. We have no problem filling the bottles with filtered tap water. The problem is finding a reusable bottle that is easy to drink out of, easy to open, easy to carry (especially for the kids), and easy to clean (I know, we are not asking for a lot).

We may have found a winner with the EcoCanteen.

EcoCanteen’s light weight, smaller child’s size, attached clip, and lower cost are all great reasons for my son to use his during little league season.

In addition to the clip you can also purchase an insulated carrier for the bottle (I don’t believe that the carrier is made from a sustainable material but I am not positive)If you need more reasons why you should switch to a reusable stainless steel water bottle how about these:

  • Plastic is made from oil. Up to eight percent of the country's oil goes into producing plastic. The plastics industry estimates it produces 115 billion pounds of plastic in the United States each year. Less than 5 percent is made from recycled plastic. (Opensecrets.org)

  • Phasing out the use of bottled water would eliminate the need for billions of plastic bottles and the fleets of trucks that haul and distribute the water. This in turn would eliminate the traffic congestion, air pollution, and rising carbon dioxide levels from operating the trucks. (Earth Policy Institute)

  • Plastic makes up nearly 12% of our trash, up from 1% in 1960. You can literally see the result 1,000 miles (1,600 km) west of San Francisco in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a swirling mass of plastic debris twice the size of Texas. The best way to reduce your plastic impact on the earth is simply to use less. (The Truth About Plastic By Bryan Walsh)

2 comments:

woof said...

I ordered an ecocanteen and then they told me it would take 4-6 weeks to be shipped. That is absurd. There are many similar bottles on ebay for much less that ship immediately. I have since heard other bad things about the ecocanteen. They refuse to cancel my order. My advice: shop around.

Over Coffee - the green edition said...

Thank you for letting me/us know. I am really sorry to hear that. Since I did not actually purchase one I did not know about the wait time. They sent me one the next day to review. I know that Target now carries SIGG bottles so maybe you can go there and get one and then use this one for a back up? The clip is really useful.
Thank you again for sharing! THis is very important info to know.