Brian has become quite the greenie in our house. In school, his elective is Environmental Stewardship and for after-school activity he's also joined the school's environmental group, the Green Panthers.
He's tried to get us to drink from the tap instead of the supplied bottled water (I'm vetoing the idea till I get more convincing evidence), apparently bottled water is really bad for you. He's also changed his tooth-brushing and showering habits by not letting the water run the entire time, apparently if all 4 of us do this, we can save almost 400 litres of water a day. But I'll be coldddddd... :)
At night, he refuses to turn the air-conditioning on in his room. A couple of times last week, he woke up in the middle of the night as he couldn't sleep. I now realise it's probably cos of the warm muggy air in the room. Last night, I made him turn on the airconditioning, and he slept comfortably all night.
Anyway, about a month ago, Brian told me about this water bottle that folds up when you've finished drinking the water. I was intrigued when I saw it for sale at the bookshop. I picked two up for the boys, more cos of the space-saving idea, than for environmental or health reasons. The boys have been happily using these for the past month.
The bottle is almost flat when empty, takes up very little space, and is extremely light. When it's filled up with water, it stands upright like a proper water bottle. When you've finished drinking the water, it can be rolled up, definitely a space-saver.
I guess I shouldn't even call it a bottle, since the product is touted as the anti-bottle. It's BPA-free! I used to think this talk about BPA was just scare-mongering but with Brian reminding me every other day how bad plastic bottles were, this gives me a little peace of mind.
1% of proceeds goes towards saving the planet. The bottles don't come cheap, I can't quite remember how much exactly they are, but it's about S$13 I think.
As if we're not convinced enough about how green this product is.
Where to get your anti-bottle.
Wow, there's a blog post by this lady on the anti-bottle, and the number of comments on that post is more than 400! There's definitely interest in this product, I should be distributing and marketing it! Has anyone seen it in Singapore or Malaysia? :)