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Drinking on the campaign trail

Lifefactory bottleNo, this isn’t about our lovely mayor. I’m talking about the challenges of keeping hydrated while on the campaign trail. It’s political campaign season in Toronto at both the municipal and provincial levels. Pamphlets are being handed out at every major intersection and, if you’re lucky, right to your door. If you’ve ever gone door-to-door canvassing, you know it’s a long day. So how to stay hydrated — disposable bottled water or boxed water? Or reusable plastic, stainless steel or glass bottles? I personally prefer glass, which is why I adore my Lifefactory water bottle. You can’t go wrong with a company originally established by a pediatric physiotherapist and an architect to put safe baby bottles on the market! If it’s good for baby, it must be good for us! And if you need some convincing on the merits of glass containers, checkout this entertaining top 5 list from Friends of Glass (an international not-for-profit association unrelated to Lifefactory).

Lifefactory gradually moved away from manufacturing in China until, as of mid-2011, all components were made closer to home. You’ll notice that the country of origin for every component is clearly labelled on the packaging — two thumbs up for transparency! And with such a large selection of colours, you’re sure to find one to match your political stripes! See you on the campaign trail!

All components made in the USA and Europe. Assembled in the USA.

Lifefactory Classic Cap Glass Bottle (pictured above):

  • Glass made in France
  • Classic cap made in Poland (straw caps and flip caps made in USA)
  • Medical-grade silicone sleeve made in USA (a pseudo bumper for those clumsy hands)
  • Assembled in USA
  • Available at McEwan Gourmet Grocery Store, Whole Foods, Noah’s Natural Foods, The Health Shoppe, etc.
  • Dishwasher safe but not safe from your sticky-fingered loved ones
This entry was published on May 20, 2014 at 2:46 am. It’s filed under Health, Lifestyle, Photography, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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