The average American uses 167 disposable water bottles each year but only recycles 38 of them. That is a huge amount of waste. I know it can be convenient to just grab a bottled water when you are out and about and then toss it in the trash when you are done but it really is careless of all of us. And this is just water bottles I mentioned. Think of all of the other containers we use once and then throw away.

Nalgene makes a wide range of reusable BPA free containers and recently sent me a pack for my family to try. Each of the containers were quickly claimed by different members of the family based on their own needs.

Everyone in my family found a Nalgene resusable bottle and container that worked just right for them

Caitlan picked the pink On the Fly bottle which is perfect for her to take to school and work. It fits easily in the cup holder of her car and in her backpack. Being leak-proof she does not have to worry if it gets tipped over and lays sideways in her bag either.

I snatched up the Tumbler for two different reasons. The first just because it is a great cup to use for my iced tea when I work outside on the patio. The Tumbler also can be used as a shaker which is perfect for when I mix up a protein shake! I love double duty items like this.

Taylor immediately grabbed the 32 ounce wide mouth Everyday bottle. He works in a factory and this is the perfect size for him at work to stay hydrated. He fills it up with ice water on his way to work and can refill it throughout his shift. We actually have a couple of these already and so he was happy to have another one to add to his rotation.

For Hubby he was happy with the Nalgene Storage jars that he can use for his lunch. He takes leftovers generally and the Nalgene jars seem to hold up much better than some of the other plastic containers he has used in the past.

As you can see, we all found a Nalgene product that was just right for us. There are so many other styles and designs as well, even for the little kids with smaller hands. Perfect for lunchboxes and I know many schools allow the kids to have water bottles at their desks all day now. I love that we are all working at being a little greener with the Nalgene products. It may seem like a small thing, but it is the little small things we all do daily that can make a big difference for our planet.

National Recycles Day is coming up on November 15. I am challenging my family, and yours, to be more waste-free. Take a pledge with your entire family and provide items, like Nalgene products, to help everyone achieve the goal. To help support us, Nalgene is going to provide one lucky reader an assortment of Nalgene products in a variety of colors, styles, and shapes to makeover everyone’s lunch supplies.

Find out more about the variety of reusable bottles and containers that Nalgene makes and be sure to follow @NalgeneOutdoor on Twitter and visit the Nalgene Facebook page.



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