We've all been there: You're running around doing errands or perhaps you've on a long drive, but whatever the situation, you forgot your stainless steel water bottle and are desperate for a drink. Your only option is to dash into the drugstore or a gas station and buy bottled water—and deal with the guilt you feel for your purchase.
The next time you're parched, rehydrate without feeling bad by buying one of these eco-friendly options for the girl-on-the-go:
1. Icelandic Glacial: Bottled in Olfus Spring, Iceland, Icelandic Glacial is the world's first certified CarbonNeutral spring bottled water, meaning they use natural geothermal and hydroelectric power to fuel production. From start to finish, Icelandic Glacial delivers a high-quality product with a zero carbon footprint.
2. Poland Spring: Seven years ago, Nestlé Waters North America, the company behind Poland Spring, Arrowhead, and Deer Park, took a look at its business processes and discovered that it could use far less plastic in manufacturing its water bottles if it cut down on resin (the specific type of plastic many water and soda bottles are made of). With lighter bottles, the company was able to reduce its carbon footprint across the board, from the trucks that carry their products to the amount of heat in the machine that's used to stretch the bottles into shape.
3. Dasani: You may have noticed recently that Coca Cola, which owns Dasani, added something a little sweet to its product—sugar! No, not to the water, but to the bottle. In an attempt to reduce its dependency on fossil fuels, Coca Cola announced in 2011 that it would start using plant-based materials, including sugarcane, to manufacture its bottles.