BOTTLED WATER (OPINION)
Although there are certainly issues with plastic waste, bottled water has a place in today's society. It is a convenient source of clean water to take with you on trips or exercising, etc. The bad press mainly comes from environmental activists with an agenda and fallout from a few outfits that think bottling up untreated highly mineralized "Spring" water is somehow providing a viable product. The reality is, most of the name brands are high quality and utilize RO to treat the water which originates from a safe municipal supply in the first place. They are just making the water better and making money from bottling and shipping it. We personally like "Aquafina" and "Dasani" although there are others that compare. "Smart Water" and others like it are producing ultrapure water and then adding alkaline chemicals to achieve a high pH of say 9.5 to 10. Some people say this is better for our bodies and helps raise our blood pH levels thus helping to ward off cancers. On a molecular strength level, your food intake would logically have the most effect on your bodily pH levels due to its overwhelming ionic content compared to the water. The jury is still out on this subject so we'll all stay open-minded and tuned-in for more hard scientific facts. Probably better to not consume low pH sodas in the mean time!
We don't recommend letting bottled water (or any beverage) sit in a warm/hot car because the water will take on harmful chemicals from the plastic! Don't buy or consume any beverage that has ever been hot because of this! Fact is, if you can taste the "plastic" from any container, don't drink it!
Because of sanitary reasons, we don't recommend refilling your "used water bottles" with RO water from your home unit unless you sanitize with a weak bleach solution and rinse them thoroughly. Once your mouth has touched the bottle, bacteria is introduced no matter how careful or clean you are.
Now let's all do our part and recycle that plastic!