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BPA-Free Bottled Water Delivery? Ask Annie

BPA-Free Bottled Water Delivery? Ask Annie

Dear Annie,
A bunch of us at the office are talking about the fact that the #7 water bottle in the office water cooler isn’t the best option to avoid BPA and pthalates. Alhambra and Arrowhead both use #7 bottles (and clean and reuse, which makes them even worse for us!). We don’t have a sink in the office, so we can’t run filtered water through a faucet. Do you have any ideas on how we can get non-cancer causing water delivered to our office? –Jen C, CA

Dear Jen,
This is a question close to my heart. I had water delivered when I was pregnant, with such a good intention of drinking pure water at that time, and wouldn’t you know it, the water was in polycarbonate bottles that I have since I have learned leach hormone disrupting chemicals! I’ll be forever sad about it.

I am not very hopeful that you’ll find a source for delivering water bottled in glass, but go for it! Try! Call around the competitive companies and urge them to switch to glass. Just hearing the request will put the idea in their minds!

My recommendation will require getting water from the bathroom sink, but it will be worth it. I looked high and low for a plastic-free water filter and they aren’t yet out there yet, except for this one, a Stainless Steel Gravity Water Filter that I bought for myself and it is big enough to handle water for an office if it is refilled frequently. It stands on a counter and requires no electricity.

The only thing missing is the “hot water” aspect to many office water dispensers. I’d take the recommendation of our blogger Green Girl and use this stainless steel electric water heater.

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7:34PM PST on Mar 10, 2012

thank you for sharing!

9:12AM PDT on Nov 5, 2011


9:12AM PDT on Nov 5, 2011


7:36AM PDT on Oct 4, 2011

Tap water IS checked for potability - It has to live up to much higher standards than bottled water.

10:27PM PDT on Oct 3, 2011

We should have out tap water checked for potability.

11:27AM PDT on Mar 17, 2011

The health problems associated with ingesting plastic has been swept under the carpet for years by the FDA. BPA's, phtalates, hormone disruptors, endocrine disruptors, xenoestrogens - they all come from leaching plastic. Which plastic is safe? NONE!

We advise everyone to avoid storing food or drink in plastic (throw out the plastic in your cupboards and refridgerator NOW). If you find a product that is sold in glass, choose that brand over plastic.

We offer alternatives to plastic: Delivered In Glass.

If you live in the greater phoenix area, we deliver water in glass bottles.

The bottom line is simple - Plastic is poison!


11:27AM PST on Nov 24, 2010

VIVO PLUS FUNCTIONAL water come sin 16.9 bottles that are 100% BIODEGRADABLE. These bottles can be shipped via internet or can be purchased currently at WAL GREENS in the midwest. Wal Greens is doing a test market with a handful of stores in the MO area. To learn more please visit I hope you will be as impressed with them as much as i am. The company also does many charity envents for SUSAN KOMEN foundation. if you have any questions you can always call them as they were helpful for me.

5:35PM PDT on Jul 13, 2010

noted thks

2:50AM PDT on Apr 12, 2010


8:04AM PST on Mar 12, 2010

Does anyone know about #2 coded plastic bottles. I purchase distilled water in 1 gallon plastic bottles with a 2 code on the the bottom. Whole Foods 365 is the manufacturer. Thank you for sharing the information.

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