Plastic Tumbler, Aluminium Tumbler, Flask, Mineral Bottle, Which one you use?

Mineral Bottle Vs Tumbler Vs Flask - There are some reports saying that the mineral bottles
are not suppose to be reused. It is bad for health.
Do you agree with this report. Do share your opinion.
@Iriene88 (5352)
Malaysia
August 24, 2009 12:14pm CST
When we go to work, school, college, picnic, sport activities, or anywhere...do we or our children bring water along? IF yes, what type of container do you use? A tumbler, a flask or Mineral Bottle. Is it make from plastic? IF No, what will you normally buy when you are thirsty? A bottle of mineral water, a cola.., a hot drink? Do share your views here, really appreciate it
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11 responses
@cwong77 (2011)
• Malaysia
26 Aug 09
And I will always buy water, if I don't have my tumbler with me..
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@Iriene88 (5352)
• Malaysia
27 Aug 09
Dear cwong77, Mineral water is better to quench our thirst. Much better than those cola drinks. How about our favorite coconut water? Thanks and take care!
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@cwong77 (2011)
• Malaysia
27 Aug 09
Iriene.. hehee.. talk about coconut water.. should I get one tomorrow?
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@cwong77 (2011)
• Malaysia
26 Aug 09
Iriene, during my school time, I have got those water tumbler with cute cartoon characters for the first 3 years, then later, I was given those sports tumbler which fit nicely in my bag.. I am someone been forgetful if the tumbler is not sitting in my bag, I will left it in school.. Then we use those cola containers which we decorated it ourselves.. Now, being health conscious, I have a few water tumblers that carry the plastic coding of 5 which is safe for re-use. I standby 1 in my office..1 in my house... and later, I change a bigger volume ones (from 500ml to 1000ml) and now, I gauge the water intake by the time I refill my tumbler :) I took a break, and took my tumbler (since I remembered it was in the room) to be my side while I concentrate with MyLot..
@dpk262006 (52840)
• Delhi, India
25 Aug 09
Hi dear! I carry a water bottle with me, whenever I go out. If I am feeling thirsty and I do not have water with me I will only buy a mineral water bottle, I'll not buy a cold drink, as it does not quench my thrist.
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@submerryn (1304)
• Malaysia
25 Aug 09
Hi Iriene88, I like to use a flask when I go out. It can either keep the water hot or cold. I normally bring along warm water. For my kiddo, I get him a cute water tumbler. I definitely dont reuse the bottle of mineral water. It is not too good for health. It is always advisable to invest in some good tumblers. If I am outside and needed a drink, I'll buy mineral water. :)
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@thea09 (18329)
• Greece
24 Aug 09
Hi Iriene, in the summer when it is so hot I keep a lot of bottles of water (plastic bottles) in the freezer so that every time we leave the house we have a few bottles of ice with us. If I'm driving up to town an hour away I'll keep a couple in the freezer bag so they'll still be cold later and have one at my side which will rapidly start defrosting so I have iced water to drink on the drive up. When I get home I refill the bottles and freeze them again.
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@Iriene88 (5352)
• Malaysia
27 Aug 09
Dear Thea, That is genius, very creative and practical too Excellent idea, keep it up! Btw, I remembered you and your son sell this special frozen water by the beach during hot summer. It is fantastic. I read in the e-mail, mineral water bottles are not supposed to be reused. What are your views on this? I get my son to bring a stainless steel flask of water to school, the setback is, it is quite heavy.. Thanks for sharing, I enjoyed reading it! Very interesting and do keep in touch:)
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@thea09 (18329)
• Greece
27 Aug 09
Hi Iriene, what a lovely compliment, thank you, I've been doing it for years. Now when I've bought special bottles for my son to take to school with water in they always get lost somewhere so I've given up and he takes the plastic ones. He can refill it at the school as their is a natural springwater tap there. I only need to buy bottled water when he loses all the bottles but I try to get him to remember to bring them home to re use. I've never seen any detriment in using plastic bottles for this, and they freeze well, I wouldn't send him off with glass ones in case they broke, plus they are heavy.
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@JamesKYTan (1607)
• Malaysia
26 Aug 09
Hi, I always carry 2 bottles of water when I travelled outstation. I normally contain the water in glass bottle. It is healthy and safer compared to plastic bottles and containers. I also carry water in the flask...it is better that way. I too received e-mails that mentioned those bottles with coding 6 & 7 are health hazardous. Regards,
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@Iriene88 (5352)
• Malaysia
27 Aug 09
Dear James, It is true that using recycled mineral bottles and plastic bottle code 7 is bad for health. You practice the good habit of drinking plenty of water while you travel. It is also healthy to drink from the glass bottle and the flask. Good, keep it up It is advisable if you are at home, drink from the glass or from the porcelain cup. Less using plastic item especially for hot drink... All the best, health come first!
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• Philippines
24 Aug 09
For me, I bring along my spill proof mug along but the office have ample supply of beverages so I don't really bother bringing my own drink. But sometimes it is nice to bring a drink like fresh juice perhaps that is not available in your place of work to refresh.
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@Iriene88 (5352)
• Malaysia
27 Aug 09
Hi, Glad to know that you are health concious too. Drink fresh juice is truly refreshing and full of Vitamin C. Good, keep it up I read in the e-mail, mineral water bottles are not supposed to be reused. What are your views on this? I get my son to bring a stainless steel flask of water to school, the setback is, it is quite heavy.. Thanks for sharing and do keep in touch:)
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@meapas (2435)
• India
24 Aug 09
If there are children we carry water bottles. If I am alone I don't carry any thing.
@Iriene88 (5352)
• Malaysia
26 Aug 09
Dear meapas, We as parents always remember to carry water bottles whenever we bring our children out. Even now, when my son are quite big, I still remind him to bring a bottle of mineral water (new) with him wherever he go. I told him to drink plenty of water! It is good for our health :) Thanks for sharing and happy myLotting!
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@dorannmwin (36608)
• United States
24 Aug 09
We do carry water along with us when we leave the house. We use either an aluminum bottle or we will use a plastic bottle that is BPA free. The majority of the bottles that I have for the kids are Tupperware mini sports bottles. These are fully reusable and don't release BPA into the liquid. The greatest thing about using reusable bottles is it saves waste and it also saves the chance of having chemicals released into our systems. We use a Brita pitcher at our house for our water as opposed to buying bottled water.
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@Iriene88 (5352)
• Malaysia
26 Aug 09
Dear dorannmwin, Glad to hear from you again, really appreciate it It is wonderful to know that you are concious about taking care of good health by using those plastic bottles that are BPA free. In Malaysia, Tupperware products are available, it is of good quality...and many people buy this brand due to its reusable feature :) I read in the e-mail, mineral water bottles are not supposed to be reused. However, if anyone want to reuse, it is advisable to reuse 2-3 times only. Thanks and hope to hear your views on my other topics too :)
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@yogambal_64 (1016)
• India
24 Aug 09
My children carry a plastic mineral water bottle. I generally have only mineral water when I am thirsty, very rarely I have a cola or so.
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@Iriene88 (5352)
• Malaysia
26 Aug 09
Dear yogambal, When my son in elementary / primary school he brought a bottle of mineral water along with him. Now, in secondary school, they are not allowed to bring water in mineral bottle. So, most of them bring tumbler or flask. My son brought flask, it is heavy! I read in the e-mail, mineral water bottles are not supposed to be reused. However, if anyone want to reuse, it is advisable to reuse 2-3 times only. It is good to hear that you prefer to buy mineral water to quench thirst...keep it up All the best, do keep in touch :)
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@skysuccess (8882)
• Singapore
24 Aug 09
Iriene88, I carry a stainless steel flask which can store hot or cold beverages without any problems. The cover is screw on with a silicone seal that can keep our drink's temperature for a relatively good amount of time. It has a snap on stainless steel strainer in case we want to have Chinese tea and do not want any residue affect our enjoyment.
@Iriene88 (5352)
• Malaysia
27 Aug 09
Dear skysuccess, It is good to carry a stainless steel flask which can store hot or cold beverages. This is absolutely a good practice. Keep it up I read in the e-mail, mineral water bottles are not supposed to be reused. What are your views on this? I get my son to bring a stainless steel flask of water to school, the setback is, it is quite heavy.. Thanks for sharing and do keep in touch :)
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• Singapore
27 Aug 09
Iriene88, There is quite a lot of talk about these soft drink plastic bottles for sometime and I am wondering about its validity. Especially, when these soft drinks are being stored for a considerable amount of time on the shelf and at home before they are actually being consumed. I mean think about it, soft drinks are much harsher than ordinary plain water and it is so harsh that our oral health could actually be affected. So, I am wondering to this day if these bottles with health issues actually shouldn't even be allowed at all, to begin with. Anyway, since we have expert studies on this issue, then I suppose arguing here would be pointless and not give any discount on our love ones' health. There are good quality plastic tumblers available in adventure shops and certain supermarkets for your children to bring to school. Their quality and safety is by far proven and tested, also, it some could even hold hot water without affecting its structure and quality. Most of the big supermarkets and adventure shops do carry them from 500ml to 1L models. They are much safer and some models allow it to be safely latched and secured to your child's backpack to prevent accidental loss and pilferage. Hope this will be of help here.
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• Singapore
27 Aug 09
P.S. I hope this recent article by Discovery will be able to open up some minds today. Have a read and share it with your children's schools. Ref: http://dsc.discovery.com/news/2009/04/28/water-bottles-health.html
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