Its true that you can learn something new every day. I learned about a SIGG, and no, you don’t have to visit the doctor for this one. Of course its “green” and its from Switzerland. I do believe the Swiss have got it going on when it comes to anything environmental.

The SIGG is a Swiss Engineered Water Bottle and made from a single piece of aluminum that is seamless and leakproof. Several websites and a few national stores sell SIGGs. There are many different versions and designs: my favorite is “Make Love Not Landfill”. One of my eco-friends has one and she loves it. She also doesn’t believe in bottled water, which I plan to discuss at a later time. So, I plan to get my own SIGG and when I do, I will post the photo. They cost around $20.

The bottles are lightweight, durable, and leakproof (even with carbonated drinks). The exterior is solvent-free and eco-friendly. The best part is that it is 100% recyclable!

Here are the details from the company:

Swiss-made SIGG™ bottles are tough, durable, safe, leak-proof and eco-friendly

Reusable and long-lasting

Exterior coating is solvent-free

Water-based interior lining is non-toxic, hygienic and taste-neutral

Safely contains carbonated beverages, fruit juices and isotonic energy drinks with no residual odor or after-taste

Bottle cap made from Polypropylene (#5)—an FDA approved, food safe plastic

Currently, you can find your own SIGG at the following places:

REI – www.rei.com

Patagonia – www.patagonia.com

Eastern Mountain Sport – www.ems.com

Coastal Carolina University bookstore (not available online)
the author

Originally from Virginia, Jennifer C. Sellers is passionate about sustainability and conservation in South Carolina and throughout the world. She earned her BA in English from Coastal Carolina University and her MAS in Environmental Policy and Management from the University of Denver. She is a university sustainability coordinator that implements programs and teaches people about going green and being sustainable. Follow her on Twitter @MyGreenGlasses

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