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  •  my klean kanteen (3+ / 0-)
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    has two different tops, so I can use it as either a coffee mug or water bottle. I just rinse it after using for coffee, and voila!

    Check it out.

    Ecology is the new Economy

    by citisven on Mon Jun 24, 2013 at 03:21:56 PM PDT

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    •  and I might add (3+ / 0-)
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      I even used it for one of those overpriced beers at the evening events they were pouring out of bottles into plastic cups. :-)

      Ecology is the new Economy

      by citisven on Mon Jun 24, 2013 at 03:23:32 PM PDT

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      •  Well done! The wine, I have to say, was not (3+ / 0-)
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        overpriced. Except for the meet&greet thingy, where they were using those horrid plastic pseudo-wine-glasses, they had these huge "globe" wine glasses - glass glasses, I mean - and put a good two standard servings of decent wine in there for $10. Now, I probably would have preferred to buy one and see if I wanted another, but I really didn't think the price was out of line on those.

        We all understand that freedom isn't free. What Romney and Ryan don't understand is that neither is opportunity. We have to invest in it.
        Julian Castro, DNC 4 Sept 2012

        by pixxer on Mon Jun 24, 2013 at 03:30:41 PM PDT

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    •  Ah - I have a water bottle similar to that, (3+ / 0-)
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      but that is not the one I brought. My favorite to use is a recyclable plastic one I've had for years. The big deal is that the outer cap is permanently attached to the inner cap and doesn't require you to hold it; pops up rather than needing to be unscrewed; and also, when closed, entirely protects the drinking surface from dirt, so you can stuff the bottle into an airline seat or a backpack with no worries. Let's see.... image... very few bottles have this...

      Aha! Seems to be called a "dust cap". Here's one example - it was hard to find!

      http://www.alibaba.com/...

      My brother has assured me there is a stainless version somewhere - and I think it has a wide cap so a wide mouth like yours, for versatility. I'll get that when I finally lose my old, almost weightless recycle-level-1 "disposable" version.

      We all understand that freedom isn't free. What Romney and Ryan don't understand is that neither is opportunity. We have to invest in it.
      Julian Castro, DNC 4 Sept 2012

      by pixxer on Mon Jun 24, 2013 at 03:53:03 PM PDT

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      •  oh cool (3+ / 0-)
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        I like it. I think it would be great to put together a list of all these different alternatives to needing a new plastic cup for every drink that could be sent to the NN14 mailing list. I also liked the idea of having people write their name on their plastic cups so they can at least use them more than once. Somebody up or downthread was talking about that, about getting creative with your markings, too. :-)

        Ecology is the new Economy

        by citisven on Mon Jun 24, 2013 at 04:56:02 PM PDT

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        •  I suggested making a NN mug part of the swag, (3+ / 0-)
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          with a special place for each person to put his or her name or username, and include a Sharpie in the bag.

          I actually tried to keep my plastic wine glass from the meet & greet b/c... well... nothing else to do with it but landfill, where of course it will end up anyway. But glasses like that are too fragile. The mug would need to be something tough and not too heavy and also not plastic. A challenge.

          I would really have liked an NN open thread diary each day for a week (I guess New Day served that purpose somewhat, but one with NN in the name to attract people specifically for that purpose) to pose questions and get hints.

          My favorite hint for others would be: Expensive (Hilton), and even mid-level (Clarion), hotels have fridges in the rooms. Bring yogurt, granola, bananas, and a tough little bowl and spoon, and make your own breakfast. Cheap, no waiting eternally to eat, and very good for you. And delicious!

          We all understand that freedom isn't free. What Romney and Ryan don't understand is that neither is opportunity. We have to invest in it.
          Julian Castro, DNC 4 Sept 2012

          by pixxer on Mon Jun 24, 2013 at 05:04:03 PM PDT

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    •  ...and where are klean kanteen's made?... (2+ / 0-)
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      ...Chico, CA. That was at first...like everything else those jobs got outsourced to China (nobody can compete with other companies that manufacture anything unless they themselves move their manufacturing gig to China :( ...

      Ignorance is bliss only for the ignorant. The rest of us must suffer the consequences.

      by paradise50 on Mon Jun 24, 2013 at 05:30:52 PM PDT

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