My husband loves to camp. He wanted to stay at the farm last weekend and camp overnight, I wasn’t really feeling that. It’s still hot in Alabama and the mosquitoes love me and the Yipiyuk. I will go camping and usually enjoy myself but I don’t really love it. He was recently very excited about a new water bottle and filter system he purchased for his latest camping trip. I was excited too. He would no longer be forced to lug around heavy water; he could just boil some river water and then filter it (I’m sure he didn’t boil it…).
Now, I’m wondering if the water bottle and filter were made from corn. I jokingly mentioned this possibility to him to which he replied, “It’s a good thing you aren’t going, you wouldn’t have anything to drink.” I’ve known that the bottles (and the water themselves) from PepsiCo, Cola and Evian contain or are completely comprised of plant-based material (corn and some other things); but this water bottle and filter completely caught me off guard. We will have to be more diligent when planning our camping trips now to ensure health and safety. Here’s the companies main website. Luckily most product companies are proud of their eco-friendly, corn/plant based plastics and products and readily disclose their usage. I wish the same could be said food producers.
Here’s a quote from the website. They are very interested in their customer’s well-being:
“You and your family’s personal wellness program isn’t complete without an on demand source of purified water. We manufacture drinking water filters, shower filters, bathtub filters and “on the go” filters. All of our filters offer on demand “all you want anytime you want it” purified water”.
As a complement to your right to purify your own water, we manufacture a complete line of reusable bottles: Stainless Steel, EastarTM Resin, and Corn Resin. Sizes range from 8 oz to 5 gallon.”