In recent months, environmentalists have been saying that bottled water is wasteful and no healthier than tap. They are helping advance bottled water taxes, bans on bottled water in government offices and at public events, along with a host of other silly anti-bottled water policies. Their advice for those of us who want water on the go: use refillable containers. What they don't advertise is the fact that those bottles can quickly become breeding grounds for bacteria—which doesn't sound like a healthier alternative to me! Check this story out. It notes that one toxicologist recommends not only washing bottles regularly (remember washing with soap has environmental impacts too!), but swapping them out "as much as possible" to avoid bacterial build up. Sounds like yet another good reason to simply stick with fresh, convenient, and sanitary bottled water!