Men's Health has a great little article on The Truth on Bottled Water that everyone should read. About two years ago, I picked up a CamelBak BPA-Free Better Bottle with Bite Valve and I estimate that it has saved me several HUNDRED dollars a year over buying bottled water and soda. I like this bottle because when it is closed, I do not have to worry about it leaking all over my papers and down my leg (which happened to someone I know last week). I like this bottle so much that I got everyone in my family one to use (in different colors) and we have eliminated a few THOUSAND bottled from the land fills. Even with recycling, it is better to not buy in the first place than to have to recycle. Just don't put these or any plastic bottles in the dishwasher. It degrades the plastic and rots the seals in the lid, which will cause them to fail prematurely. So pick yourself up a reusable water bottle and keep it with you all summer and stay hydrated and cool!