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This week's top story: A quick guide to metal water bottles What's really the best choice?

This week's top story: A quick guide to metal water bottles What's really the best choice?

We’re assuming you’re one of many consumers who tote reusable metal water bottles in lieu of single-serve disposable or even reusable plastic ones. That’s great for minimizing plastic production and waste, but do you know the mettle of your metal? Earth911 boiled it down to get a quick handle on the best buy. Aluminum Find your local recycling solution for aluminum Aluminum bottles are lightweight and tend to be less expensive than steel ones, but require a lining to be food safe, which poses health questions. Eco- and health-conscious shoppers cried foul a few years ago when aluminum water bottle maker Sigg kept mum about the BPA-laced epoxy that lined its older products. Although Sigg switched to a new liner that the century-old company says is BPA- and phthalate-free (and today nearly every manufacture of aluminum bottles claims a BPA-free lining), scientists say it’s u...

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