With all the hype in the last month about plastic bottles, I wanted to throw my two cents in the pot.
Sigg bottles from Switzerland is going to make a killing on this, because they are the best but expensive alternative to Lexan(no7) Nalgene bottles. I just bought one to replace my Nalgene, and it is good enough for now.
Other aluminum bottle companies can also make huge inroads here, if they take advantage of the current plastic phobias that are running wild. Kleen Kantene is one competitor in the market, maybe its time to have more competition? Some US based manufacturers?
Nalgene’s soft plastic bottles that were not victim of this scrutiny suck. I’ve used them for years, and they make the water taste gross, just like a leeching plastic bottle would. I don’t think this is a good route going forward either.
Maybe bio-plastics, or other substances could be made into bottles? Plastics engineers get yo shit together. I (maybe we) need something new, so I can be free of plastic paranoia.
Do the permaculture + organic types have any thoughts on this?
Update: 5-16-08: I purchased a Sigg bottle and a Camel Back BPA free bottle. Both are nice. Nalgene has responded very responsibly to the problem. You can check it out here. They clarify a few things that help in regards to this problem. http://www.nalgene-outdoor.com/