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Raise a glass to glass bottles

Tired of dealing with the chemicals in plastic bottles? Want to feel like you're helping the earth? Check out the new glass bottles from Lifefactory.

Fashionable and functional. Lifefactory

If you've ditched bottled water in favor of more economic and ecological solutions, you may have discovered that it's difficult to keep reusable plastic bottles really clean. And every time you turn around, there's another article on the dangers of BPA, and heaven forbid you actually planned to let your children use a plastic drinking receptacle. You might as well just give them arsenic and be done with it. (Please do not actually give your children arsenic.)

Lifefactory makes reusable glass bottles that are dishwasher-safe, BPA-free, phthalate-free, and PVC-free. You can clean and sterilize them, and the glass won't retain any apple juice smell--if you have kids, you know exactly what I'm talking about. And if you have kids, you're probably also thinking that you're not about to hand them a glass drinking bottle. Here's the thing: Lifefactory bottles are encased in patent-pending silicone sleeves that protect them and help prevent them from breaking. They also make it easier to grip the bottles comfortably in your hand. Plus, they come in fun colors.

Currently, the company offers water bottles for kids and adults, baby bottles, and silicone teethers. Order online or find them at retail stores nationwide.