Did you know that plastic baby bottles have just been banned in Canada? Over the years, there have been increasingly worrying reports about the health hazards of plastic. Reheating a dish in the microwave in a plastic container for instance, especially if the dish contains any fat, will cause plastic molecules to migrate into your food, while refilling plastic bottles over and over again, as I used to do in order to not use too much plastic (a petroleum-based material...) will have the same effect; the ingestion of plastic molecules has been shown to cause hormonal dysfunction in rats.
And if the Canadians banned plastic bottles for babies, all I'm saying is, it can't be good for us grown-ups either.
On the basis that when it comes to health I'd rather be safe than sorry, I have been trying to shun plastics around the kitchen for a long time and as an ever-thirsty creature who always schleps around a bottle of water, I had been looking for a clean and light container for my water. I finally found a stylish answer with Sigg's aluminum canteens. They're very light, plastic-free, safe, can be used over and over (and over) again and they're stylish, too!