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How To Clean A Reusable Bottle

SIGG Bottle Cleaning BrushWe have many customers ask the question “What is the BEST way to clean my stainless reusable bottle  I just bought?”

Here is our recommendation for cleaning reusable water bottles, whether stainless or coated aluminum:

1. DO NOT use a dishwasher. The temperature is too hot & the water pressure is too high. The combination will weaken seams (causing small leaks down the road) & wear away at the nontoxic outer color and/or bottle design. Also, DO NOT use dishsoap as many brands will leave a soapy tasty residue in your bottle which is difficult to remove.

INSTEAD…

2. DO hand wash the reusable bottle to maximize life. Simply fill the bottle with clean lukewarm water and either a teaspoon of baking soda OR a few drops of vinegar. Put your thumb over the mouth of the bottle and shake for 10 seconds. Rinse the bottle out with clear water several times. Let the bottle air dry.

3. If you drink sticky liquids from your bottle (i.e. soda, juice or sugared drinks) and need to clean the crevices and seams well, buy a bottle cleaning brush (be sure to purchase a set with large & small brushes so you can reach into both the bottle as well as clean the crevices of the sport cap with the small brush). It’s best to fill the bottle 1/3 way with water and use the brush, then do step #2 above and rinse. This will assure all gook you remove with the brush is sanitized and washed away.

Although it seems time consuming, once you get the hang of it, cleaning your reusable bottle will only take seconds each day, and it will ensure a sanitized, healthy vessel to carry your liquids in. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us and we’d be happy to help you.

We now offer over 80 different styles of stainless & aluminum reusable bottles with various sizes & designs to fit every need. We carry reusable bottle brands including SIGG, EarthLust, Klean Kanteen, Green Bottle, EcoUsable, EcoFusion, Safe Sippy and Wild & Wolf.

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5 Easy Ways to GO GREEN in 2009!

A new year is upon us, and what better time to make 2009 the year you finally take steps to “go green”. It doesn’t mean a 360-degree change in your daily life, however the small changes you can easily make will add up quickly… just take a closer look:

1. Bring your own stylish Envirosax Reusable Bags wherever you shop, saving @500 plastic bags per year from the landfills. 
envirosax  
 
2. Select a Stainless Reusable Bottle to bring your own drinks, saving @$180/yr in cost and 350 disposable bottles from the landfills
reusable bottles 
 
3. Get rid of your cheap plastic cooking spoons and use Bamboo Kitchen Utensils for a safe, bpa-free, sustainable & long-lasting alternative
 bamboo utensils
 
4. Use our handy Staple Free Stapler to save $15/yr in buying staples

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5. Wear our fashionable Water Faucet Necklace as a water conservation reminder. Did you know taking a 4 minute daily shower instead of a typical 8 minute shower saves 4800 gallons of water per year?
Water Faucet Necklace