Wednesday, April 23, 2014

T is for Tervis

This month I'm participating in the A to Z Challenge. My theme is indulgences. Today's letter is:




For T, I've chosen something you might not have heard of.




We all know drinking water out of plastic bottles is bad for the environment.




Plus, a bottled water doesn't keep your drink cold for long. Most of the day, I drink out of my double-insulated cup using a straw. Some are Tervis...




Some are cheap imitations.




Even the straw is reusable.

But of all my double-wall drinking cups, I like my imitation Starbucks cup the best. It makes me feel like a yuppie.




What do you drink out of throughout the day?

41 comments:

  1. I drink out of a regular glass ad at work a mug:) Horrible about the plastic bottles

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  2. Not something I'm familiar with. I have a bottle with a screw in device that you place in the freezer before screwing into place in the bottle. A wonderful way of keeping drinks cool and its reusable so no plastic bottles to dispose of.

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  3. Actually I drink out of one too. Don't buy bottled water. Like your Starbucks one.(As well as your reason behind it)lol

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  4. I drink from a coffee cup. When it's water or a different beverage, I have a favorite insulated, reusable and tall cup.
    Deb@ http://debioneille.blogspot.com

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  5. I always have to go for whatever random cup is closest. The kids are constantly rearranging my kitchen. I'm just happy if I can find something that's clean.

    True Heroes from A to Z

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  6. Interesting post for the letter 'T' :) I'm usually home so I just drink tap water with a glass cup. The only time we buy bottled water is when we're on our sailboat, because reusable ones never survive lol.

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  7. Mostly I drink out of a water bottle (from, bottled water) that I use and reuse for weeks and weeks. Also a coffee mug because I can't put tea in the bottle ;)

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  8. I drink out of a steel glass. When I am out of the house, I carry my water bottle, either in my purse or in my hand.

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  9. I'd never heard of a Tervis. What a fun T word. I just drink out of a cheap Rubbermaid bottle. Now I want a Tervis. :)

    Glad to meet you through the A-Z!

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  10. right now I have a styrofoam cup at work for water. I need to bring in something reusable.

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  11. right now I have a styrofoam cup at work for water. I need to bring in something reusable.

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  12. I've never heard of this container!

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  13. This post is perfect since yesterday was Earth Day! :D I fill up a reusable plastic bottle every day.

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  14. I've never heard of these - so smart!! When I'm out I drink out of my Nalgene bottle. It's my constant companion; I really don't ever leave home without it! When I'm home, I just use a regular old glass.

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  15. That's something new I have learnt today! Thanks for sharing this!

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  16. We could do with something like that here in Greece where bottled water is the norm for a lot of people. Dealing with empty plastic bottles is a real headache.

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  17. I have a drink bottle I use during the day. But have to buy the plastic ones at times when I'm out and about.

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  18. We use those cups too. I have a number of them from various places. My sons all have the glass style with their college team emblem on. They are great.

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  19. I did refill water bottles for a while, until someone told me heating that plastic to clean it before refilling causes cancer. (Which is based on a paper some college student did and was never substantiated, by the way.) I do the "reduce, reuse, recycle" thing with my water bottles. If I have a water bottle, I refill it at least once but I first try to reduce them. By the way--even IF the cancer scare was true and heating plastic causes cancer, stop and ask yourself...do you really think bottled water sits in a refrigerated warehouse and is transferred via refrigerated truck to your grocery store? Nope. Bottled water often sits in hot warehouses for a while before being transported...so anything that leeches into the water is already there when you break that seal the first time...

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  20. Oh I looove my Tervis tumbler throughout the summer. Almost time to break out the iced coffees. :)

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  21. Right now, I am using a BAPA free bottle from Wal-Mart that has a reusable ice stick in it. I'm considering a stainless steel bottle that has an opening big enough for ice cubes.

    Whatever I use, two things are important: it can't sweat, and it can't be regular plastic.

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  22. Just a glass. I am not a fan of bottled water. Something like 60% of it (or more) is just tap water that companies pass off as "special."

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  23. Stephanie,

    I have a double mug with a straw that I got at the hospital when I had surgery three years ago. It's reusuable and I use it every day. It holds four glasses of water if I fill it up.

    Sunni

    http://sunni-survivinglife.blogspot.com/

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  24. Stephanie, you make a good point about cancer, the heat, and plastic.

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  25. Oh yessssss!!!! I cannot tell you how much I love, love, LOVE Tervis tumblers. As a matter of fact, at home I drink water exculsively from the Tervis!

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  26. Sunni--I know, right? The scare came from a college paper...and the results were debunked, but people only hear the fear. My tumblers are BPA Free--but I didn't even realize that until today, when I looked at the bottom! Hey, if it caused someone to invent double-walled drinking cups, I can't complain!

    Megan--My Tervis brand cups get a strange residue on the bottom after a while. The other cups don't get that...not sure what the difference is!

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  27. We are HUGE tervis fans and so are our children. They are the best! Mine are at least 4 years old and still look like they came off the store shelf. I think some water types do not agree with them well, but apparently ours does. I have a few of the imitation too.

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  28. Something good to think about. During the day, I drink water and more water. At night, I'll work in a soda and more juices.

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  29. Sounds like a great idea. I have a giant, GIANT glass beer mug that I use for my ice tea. I love it!

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  30. Like you, I drink through the day with my favorite green Starbucks tumbler. This is the issue for a "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle" campaign back in 2009 I believe. I am proud of using this everyday cause it always get a second look whenever I use it. I hope it delivers the message everytime!

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  31. Nope, never heard of it but cool! We go through drink bottles pretty fast- they're always falling out of the van, getting dropped or left somewhere :(
    Tervis looks good! :)

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  32. I collect the straw cups when I go on vacay. It stays on my desk at school for water. My fave is the one from when I saw Jersey Boys.

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  33. Never heard of the term Tervis. I drink out of a normal plastic type of tumbler, LOL :)

    betty

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  34. I have a boring plastic water bottle. A reusable water bottle that has a center that I can freeze to keep the water cold. It doesn't work that well.

    I made it a little half sleeve. It's orange and cheery.

    Liz A. from Laws of Gravity

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  35. Stephanie,

    When I'm home, I like to use a glass. Water seems to taste better from a glass rather than a plastic container. If I'm out, I use a metal water bottle.

    There's a village near us which refuses to sell bottled water (in an attempt to lower the impact on the environment). I've seen a few filtered water stations where we can fill our own containers for free.

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  36. I'd like to get this. I've never seen this tumbler before.

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  37. Tea is usually from one of many mugs.
    Juice of any description is from a glass.
    I know I drink too much of it, but my coffee is from one of several china mugs. There's something about drinking strong, dark, hot liquid from a light, but strong mug.

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  38. I've never heard the term "tervis" before. At home, I use a glass and a coffee mug. We have a jug with a Brita filter in it for water and don't buy bottled water. Water bottles are recycled here, plus the material they use now is biodegradable.

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  39. We can only have covered drinking containers at work. I use a stainless steel Minnesota Twins thermos for water there and at home I use a whatever large glass is handy. Except for coffee in the morning I hardly ever drink anything but water. I switched back to tap water (and it took ages for it not to taste disgusting) after my dentist told me that doing so would significantly decrease my chances of getting cavities. I've never heard of tervis either.

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