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Reusable Bottle Comparison Table

Bottle Type Suitable for reuse Non-leaching Recyclable Fresh Taste Dishwasher Safe Long Term Durability Comments
Plastic #1 PETE Polyethylene Terephthalate             Potential to harbor bacteria
Plastic #2 HDPE High Density Polyethylene             Good short term choice
Plastic #3 PVC Vinyl             Leaches phthalates
Plastic #4 LDPE Low Density Polyethylene             Good short term choice
Plastic #5 PP Polypropylene             Good short term choice
Plastic #6 PS Polystyrene             Leaches styrene
Plastic #7 (Poly carbonate only) Other             Leaches Bisphenol A, a hormone disruptor
Aluminum (with liner)             Liner can crack with wear, ice cubes don't fit, $10-30
Stainless Steel          not caps   $10-30, fits ice cubes and into car/bike holders

 

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