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Old 04-14-2024, 11:01 PM
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How many of you buy bottled water in glass containers? If so, which brand do you recommend? Better yet, where can i get good empty glass containers portable and non-portable ones? I really am trying to ditch plastic bottled water. Thanks.
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Old 04-15-2024, 07:00 AM
 
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Are you talking about small personal sized water bottles (ie 20 or 40 oz) or the large 5 gallon type jugs that go in water dispensers? I don't really understand what you mean by portable and non-portable.
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Old 04-15-2024, 07:20 AM
 
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I don't really understand what you mean by portable and non-portable.
My guess - potable and non-potable.

But then...maybe the OP is asking for glass water bottles to carry on the go, and non-portable glass jugs that can sit in a refrigerator and be used to refill the portable bottles.
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Old 04-15-2024, 10:55 AM
 
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Not glass, but my son uses a S'well container.

https://www.swell.com/pages/swell-au...inless%20steel.
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Old 04-15-2024, 01:35 PM
 
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But then...maybe the OP is asking for glass water bottles to carry on the go, and non-portable glass jugs that can sit in a refrigerator and be used to refill the portable bottles.
This makes the most sense. What the container you're holding water in is made of doesn't determine its potability, but it may determine how portable it is. Glass is not only heavier than most plastics, it's generally more fragile than most plastics. All sorts of glass water pitchers available and there are also lots of glass or glass-lined "sport" water bottles OP.

Just one review:

https://www.foodandwine.com/lifestyl...-water-bottles

FWIW, can't recall the last time I carried or bought water in a single use type plastic bottle. Long before rejecting plastic was considered PC anyway. Pretty much every place I've lived I've used water right from the tap or arranged to buy it in returnable/refillable bulk plastic jugs. I realize not everyone feels they have that option. I hardly ever buy fast food and I don't buy take-out bottled water either. I may buy a fountain drink served in a paper cup. If I'm sitting at work or home, my water is in a ceramic/glass/metal mug or fridge pitcher. If I was on the go, I usually carried water in metal, Thermos-style glass-lined bottles, or a many, many-times reusable plastic bottle. I have one Nalgene sports bottle that must be 30+ years old and still going strong.

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Old 04-17-2024, 09:50 AM
 
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Better yet, where can i get good empty glass containers portable and non-portable ones?

You can buy glass Mason jars just about anywhere, and to make them drinkable, you can get a lid like this.
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Old 04-17-2024, 10:54 AM
 
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You can buy glass Mason jars just about anywhere, and to make them drinkable, you can get a lid like this.
This ^^^ I drink distilled water, which can leach chemicals out of materials much more easily than tap water. My bedside water is in a mason jar, and I've been using them for over thirty years. I've never had one break.

As an aside, the rinse aide in a dishwasher will coat glass with a chemical that gets into drinking water.
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Old 04-17-2024, 07:00 PM
 
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How many of you buy bottled water in glass containers? If so, which brand do you recommend? Better yet, where can i get good empty glass containers portable and non-portable ones? I really am trying to ditch plastic bottled water. Thanks.
I have bought some Voss water in glass bottles which can be re-used. I actually bought them for the bottle rather than for the water, because at work we are only supposed to have clear drink containers, and not everyone likes plastic bottles.
https://beverageuniverse.com/voss-st...ss-bottle.html
An alternative might e to see if any of your local grocers carry milk in small glass bottles with screw on caps. I purchased one that I rinse and reuse for water as it's a convenient size to carry.
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Old 04-18-2024, 06:18 PM
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Are you talking about small personal sized water bottles (ie 20 or 40 oz) or the large 5 gallon type jugs that go in water dispensers? I don't really understand what you mean by portable and non-portable.
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My guess - potable and non-potable.

But then...maybe the OP is asking for glass water bottles to carry on the go, and non-portable glass jugs that can sit in a refrigerator and be used to refill the portable bottles.
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Not glass, but my son uses a S'well container.

https://www.swell.com/pages/swell-au...inless%20steel.
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This makes the most sense. What the container you're holding water in is made of doesn't determine its potability, but it may determine how portable it is. Glass is not only heavier than most plastics, it's generally more fragile than most plastics. All sorts of glass water pitchers available and there are also lots of glass or glass-lined "sport" water bottles OP.

Just one review:

https://www.foodandwine.com/lifestyl...-water-bottles

FWIW, can't recall the last time I carried or bought water in a single use type plastic bottle. Long before rejecting plastic was considered PC anyway. Pretty much every place I've lived I've used water right from the tap or arranged to buy it in returnable/refillable bulk plastic jugs. I realize not everyone feels they have that option. I hardly ever buy fast food and I don't buy take-out bottled water either. I may buy a fountain drink served in a paper cup. If I'm sitting at work or home, my water is in a ceramic/glass/metal mug or fridge pitcher. If I was on the go, I usually carried water in metal, Thermos-style glass-lined bottles, or a many, many-times reusable plastic bottle. I have one Nalgene sports bottle that must be 30+ years old and still going strong.
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You can buy glass Mason jars just about anywhere, and to make them drinkable, you can get a lid like this.
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This ^^^ I drink distilled water, which can leach chemicals out of materials much more easily than tap water. My bedside water is in a mason jar, and I've been using them for over thirty years. I've never had one break.

As an aside, the rinse aide in a dishwasher will coat glass with a chemical that gets into drinking water.
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I have bought some Voss water in glass bottles which can be re-used. I actually bought them for the bottle rather than for the water, because at work we are only supposed to have clear drink containers, and not everyone likes plastic bottles.
https://beverageuniverse.com/voss-st...ss-bottle.html
An alternative might e to see if any of your local grocers carry milk in small glass bottles with screw on caps. I purchased one that I rinse and reuse for water as it's a convenient size to carry.
Thank you all. I did mean both small ones to carry with me and big ones(jugs to leave at home). I buy bottled water regularly in cases at Costco and would like to transfer it to the glass ones due to health reasons(plastic seeping into water and food). Then again, i should probably be getting water filters for my home right...lol...thanks for all the suggestions. Btw, i remember buying a Voss bottled water years ago at some store near my hotel on a business trip, but eventually lost the bottle. It was one of my favs for the size and not so wide. I guess i need to find out where they sell one locally.

p.s: i'm traveling to Japan in a few weeks and will likely take an empty mason jar with me then. Or just wash an old Rao's pasta sauce jar and use it for drinking.

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Old 04-18-2024, 08:14 PM
 
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My son doesn't understand my glass jar collection. But, but, I can put stuff in them.
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