Monday, June 04, 2007

Solutions to Seltzer

As the days get hotter, there are certain things that are irresistible: ice cream, cold beer, and seltzer. The only problem with seltzer is that it seems that it only comes in plastic bottles or aluminum cans.

Sure, you can recycle both of those containers, but wouldn't it be great if there was an easy way to make your own bubbly refreshment? A Grist reader asked Umbra today about recycling soda siphons, which, it turns out, can be economically and environmentally beneficial:
Once I bought the siphon, the only cost would be the charging capsules, and that would be about the same cost per quart as the bottled water.
Soda siphons might not be the first alternative I thought of the last time I guiltily purchased a seltzer water in a plastic bottle, but this summer, I just might give it a try.