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NEWS ALERT: Sigg Water Bottles Contain BPA!

by , 08/22/09

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You know those SIGG aluminum water bottles that eco-geeks carry around with them as a protest against plastic bottles? Well apparently, SIGG bottles manufactured before August of last year contain BPA in their epoxy liner – according to a press statement made recently by Steve Wasik, CEO of Sigg. (Bisphenol A, as many of you know, has been shown to be an estrogen-like endocrine disruptor, and most companies have been removing it from food and drinking containers in the past few years). We feel strongly about the bottled water issue and have done our fair share of Sigg bottle promotion on Inhabitat over the years, so we were appalled to hear this news today.

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8 Comments

  1. kayden alayne October 16, 2009 at 3:42 am

    how about glass?!!?! reusable, clean, no leaching with these. maybe you want to see the very cool ones i designed if you are into having a hip bottle. with a flip top lid, no losing the cap. sandblasted with positive words. symblueology is the name, cobalt blue glass to make Solar Blue Water………..i got into them because i definitely did not want to use a plastic bottle anymore, and for some reason was not attracted to the SIGG bottle. also, the stainless steel ones just did not feel good to drink from…besides the fact that they don’t work well with Alkalized Ionized Water. picky picky……i do appreciate that people are at least becoming aware and are buying reusable bottles. it is truly amazing how many bottles are being produced and transported and used and thrown out daily……….google that and see what i mean!

  2. joyce thornton September 9, 2009 at 10:00 pm

    Where do you send the bottles for a bpa-free replacement from sigg?

  3. Silvergenes August 28, 2009 at 8:56 am

    Please don’t overreact. There is NO BPA in your water. And don’t race so quickly to another material that also goes through a manufacturing process – it’s not chemical free either. Find out more about how stainless steel is manufactured and processed before giving it your blessing. f we all overreact and send the bottles back for exchange, where do you think the tons of bottles will go? Please – think about it first and take better care of the planet. If everyone is so concerned about Sigg and what is in the old liner (but NOT in the water) it would be great if you could check out canned goods. They contain BPAs and our grocery stores are filled with them.

  4. KoGreen August 25, 2009 at 10:23 am

    It is ironic to see SIGG ads in the same page.
    Try go green with stainless filter bottle!

  5. KoGreen August 25, 2009 at 9:51 am

    Ironically, on the same page I see SIGG ads.
    There is always Stainless bottle with Filter built-in.
    http://www.cheapwatertogo.com/

  6. Jfpuckett August 24, 2009 at 6:44 pm

    treehugger covered this last week and methinks you are being over the top. First, they are launching new ones that are BPA-free, and the old ones contained very little – couldn’t be detected at the levels tested. And, if youvare really concerned, SIGG will swap out any bottles you have purchased prior to the switch.

  7. eriklharper August 24, 2009 at 9:02 am

    Why SIGG? Why not Klean Kanteen? Don’t you know that stainless steel doesn’t require any lining at all and is thus totally chemical-free? I guess with green products it’s all about what shade you are.

  8. phloem August 23, 2009 at 12:45 pm

    Upon reading the Sigg press release, I’m not sure we should be so appalled at our support for the company’s products or SIGG’s disclosure. Steve Wasik writes that even though the old liner contained trace amounts of BPA, the older bottles had been “thoroughly tested and showed 0% leaching of BPA.” I’ve used SIGG bottles for years, but I haven’t really kept up with this issue. Still, the development of a new 100 percent BPA-free liner means for me at least that SIGG is following the conversation closely and responsive to evolving concerns about water contamination.

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