If you’re really considering all of “the right things”, choosing a refillable water bottle uses up more mental effort than one small – yet very important – item should. Consider the decision process:
Plastic? Lightweight. Easy to drink out of. Healthful, not so much because they leach nasty, carcinogenic chemicals into the water. Huge environmental costs despite their low initial purchase price.
Stainless steel? Lightweight. Cold on the lips (many people do not like the feel of drinking out of a metal container.) High price tag. Environmentally moderate in cost.
Glass? Heavy. Breakable. Very green. Readily available and super healthful. Ease of drawing a long, tall drink? Great when you have the Ball Sip and Straw lid combo.
Use these with or without the straw. I tend to avoid straws for a couple of reasons: they’re plastic and can leach nasties into the water, and their height over the jar can make for an easy tip over. Definitely not good when the water bottle’s on one’s desk 🙂
Once you’ve purchased your Sip and Straw combo, grab either a large or small mouth glass canning jar – whichever fits the combo you purchased. Attach the lid and straw assembly and you are golden to drink your water. Refill. Drink. Repeat.
See how easy that was? Go forth and get hydrated, feeling terrific about the thoughtful choice you made.