Classic Is Forever - Eco-Friendly Water Bottles

Remember the days of leg warmers, cotton candy lip gloss and a wall of bangs? When neon colors blinded those unfortunate souls not wearing a pair of mirrored sunglasses? There is a reason why I hide pictures from my children. I think they still believe that Mommy went right from being a nine year old playing with Strawberry Shortcake, to being a grown-up.Some fads should definitely be left in the past. One of those fads would be plastic water bottles. In the beginning they seemed like a good idea. Plastic water bottles were portable, we were drinking pure mountain spring water (or so we thought), and they were relatively affordable. Gone were the days of searching for unsanitary water fountains or pricey drinks from vending machines.

Plastic water bottles became trendy. They were a symbol of health-consciousness and of affluence. Joggers, hikers and bikers all were regularly seen with them, and employers supplied them during job interviews hoping to impress applicants. Plastic water bottles told the world that you had enough money to pay for water, even though most of us in this country get water for free from the kitchen sink. Then we began to realize that they were clogging our landfills, killing sea life, and basically just making us look foolish. Plastic water bottles became like badly permed hair.

Eco-friendly water bottles are like your favorite pair of worn, comfortable blue jeans. Blue jeans are simple, sensible and classic. They will never go out of style. Long after I have said goodbye to my 100+ black jelly bracelets, my favorite pair of blue jeans will still be in my closet.

Eco friendly water bottles are made of durable metal, are reusable, and contribute to preserving a healthy planet for future generations. They just make sense. If you simply must be fashionable, reusable water bottles come in a variety of colors, styles and sizes. They can even be personalized so each member of the family can have his or her name written on a bottle. They save money, and if you get a water filter for your home you can be drinking purified water every day.

Say goodbye to your shoulder pads and turn off Duran Duran. Pull on those faded blue jeans and fill up your reusable water bottle with free filtered tap water. It is 2013 after all.