[Yak] Sun baked water bottles
jym at econet.org
Thu Aug 30 18:04:18 CDT 2007
> Think plasticizers released into the water by the action of
> the sun and warm water on the plastic, which, but the way,
> is not nearly so long lived as popular myth would have us
> believe. Empirical testing is quite easy. Leave a plastic
> bottle out in the sun and see how long it takes to degrade.
=v= I have to admit I'm fuzzy on what your point is here. Some
plastics "degrade" quickly under various conditions, but that
doesn't mean that what's left is harmless, nontoxic, and have
no impact on the ecosystem.
> If you go to reuseablebags.com you can buy a stainless steel
> water bottle which hopefully releases fewer chemicals into
> the water.
=v= Brass bottles (e.g. SIGG) and enamel-lined ones are also
good. Their impact is determined in part by how long they
last, so take good care of them!
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