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How does it taste? I’m all for cutting down on plastic bottles!

 

 

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Need cups or straws for containers that large...they must have small ones too..would not drink it straight out of the container either way..-yuck

 

Looks awkward for the treadmill cup holders!

 

We'll give it a try but will bring our Fiji water onboard too....

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Need cups or straws for containers that large...they must have small ones too..would not drink it straight out of the container either way..-yuck

 

 

 

Looks awkward for the treadmill cup holders!

 

 

 

We'll give it a try but will bring our Fiji water onboard too....

 

 

 

If you zoom in on the photo, you see it is 500 mL, which equates to almost 17 fluid ounces. That is one bottled soda.

 

 

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OK. So, 1: How do you recycle this, 2: There's probably more plastic in that cap assembly than a whole regular water bottle, and 3: What about all the plastic or polymers needed to make the container waterproof?

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OK. So, 1: How do you recycle this, 2: There's probably more plastic in that cap assembly than a whole regular water bottle, and 3: What about all the plastic or polymers needed to make the container waterproof?

 

Hmmmm, baby steps IMHO are better then no steps at all.....

 

First, lots of containers are compostable, often ones with best before date.

 

Leaks? My guess is that they would use a wax like substance (infused with bio-degradable stuff that's compostable)

 

Lastly The cap all-by-itself can't be more than a cap+a plastic water bottle. Laws of physics. Maybe also bio?

 

 

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I like the 16.9 ounce size, but am wondering if it will fit in the outside pocket of my favorite travel purse which I use when off the ship. Thanks for the "heads up." I think I will buy one of those metal reusable water bottles as I can be assured that it will fit in that pocket.

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And even a plastic water bottle has a PLASTIC bottle cap so this should be quite a bit less... JUST the cap.

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That plastic cap and the surrounding housing looks like it's much more plastic than the half liter plastic bottles. Note that about a decade or so ago most plastic water bottles became less rigid and the cap became half the size. That was their effort to cut the total plastic use. If that cap isn't any type of biodegradable material, it looks like just as much plastic as a regular plastic bottle with cap. At least that's how it looks to me.

 

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I am dating my self, however this is what I expected.

 

Many, many years ago, milk, juice, and soda (aka pop, soda pop, soft drinks) were packaged for sale in glass bottles.

 

Then, milk and juices were packaged for sale in cardboard containers, coated in a way similar to the water container pictures above.

 

Then all beverages were packaged in plastic containers or cans.

 

I did not expect the cruise industry to use glass bottles for the water, but I did expect the cardboard container coated in wax. Beverages stayed cold, and fresh tasting because the cardboard container protected the contents from light, and the cardboard was biodegradable.

 

Oh, and straws were made from.paper then, not plastic.

 

What was old, has become new again.

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The issue with these cartons are that because of the waterproof coating they are not recyclable or biodegradable. They will hang around for almost as long as plastic

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I was told by asst bar manager on Equinox that they are going to switch to glass Evian bottles.

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I was told by asst bar manager on Equinox that they are going to switch to glass Evian bottles.

 

Curious what there will be in two weeks. Cartons are not going to be so easy to transport. Going to glass bottles does have a retro feel to it -- but I suppose the extra weight is not a factor on board ships unlike planes.

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The issue with these cartons are that because of the waterproof coating they are not recyclable or biodegradable. They will hang around for almost as long as plastic

 

I'm not sure why you would think cartons like this are not recyclable? Cartons with a polyethylene lining absolutely are recyclable as the paper product is separated from the plastic lining at recycling plants using a hydrapulper.

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I will continue as I always did and take my refillable container which I safely fill using cups from the beverage stations

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That plastic cap and the surrounding housing looks like it's much more plastic than the half liter plastic bottles. Note that about a decade or so ago most plastic water bottles became less rigid and the cap became half the size. That was their effort to cut the total plastic use. If that cap isn't any type of biodegradable material, it looks like just as much plastic as a regular plastic bottle with cap. At least that's how it looks to me.

 

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:rolleyes: Zoom in !

 

As mentioned above it is a 500ml carton ... so the same size as the small water bottles. It just looks so big on the photo. So the cap is the same size.

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I still have a problem with this whole bottled water thing. Eco friendly?? How much paper and polymer is used to make the bottle (now a paper box)? How much electricity is needed to fill the bottle? How much plastic is used to assemble the cases of bottles? How much diesel is used to ship these bottles cross country? How much energy is used in the recycle process? Look at the whole picture.

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This is all about LLP's feel good nonsense -- same with the doing away with plastic straws. Basically, it's all "much ado about nothing."

 

You can tell by all the responses on this thread and on the past plastic straw threads -- It's all psychological -- makes people feel good and warm & fuzzy, and it seems to be working.

 

That's my personal opinion, and I'm sticking to it. :rolleyes:

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I will continue to drink the tap water in my cabin, the dispenser water in the buffet, and the meal service water in the dining room.

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:rolleyes: Zoom in !

 

As mentioned above it is a 500ml carton ... so the same size as the small water bottles. It just looks so big on the photo. So the cap is the same size.

Yes, I get that but it still looks like a larger cap than on a usual half liter full plastic bottle. Half liter IS 500 ml.

 

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This is all about LLP's feel good nonsense -- same with the doing away with plastic straws. Basically, it's all "much ado about nothing."

 

 

 

You can tell by all the responses on this thread and on the past plastic straw threads -- It's all psychological -- makes people feel good and warm & fuzzy, and it seems to be working.

 

 

 

That's my personal opinion, and I'm sticking to it. :rolleyes:

 

 

 

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I was told by asst bar manager on Equinox that they are going to switch to glass Evian bottles.

 

Hmmm....wonder how this will work by the pool? We will be on board the Equinox next month so we shall see if it has changed yet. Thank you for the info!

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This is all about LLP's feel good nonsense -- same with the doing away with plastic straws. Basically, it's all "much ado about nothing."

 

You can tell by all the responses on this thread and on the past plastic straw threads -- It's all psychological -- makes people feel good and warm & fuzzy, and it seems to be working.

 

That's my personal opinion, and I'm sticking to it. :rolleyes:

 

This will rile everyone up but I agree.. When they do away with disposable diapers and wipes that are much worse..,..call me!

 

But we are going to be stuck with it.....just a find work- around.

 

We had these waxy water cartons at the last Hilton we stayed at in Miramar Fla, Not bad if you could pour them into a glass or paper/ plastic cup but useless on the go... At least these have caps The pull apart ones we used get our milk in in school are awful...they rip and spill.

 

We'll take our refillables for the gym and also bring on bottled Fiji ...along with our cache of straws!

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As a kid we drank milk out of cartons for years. No biggie.

 

But it only cost two cents...and paper straw was included!:D

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Last night at dinner wait staff asked us to sign up for water tasting class for 30.00 per person, and then something about a wine/food pairing class would be comped if you did the water tasting. Of course my husband signed up for it without getting more information, wait staff came back saying water tasting was sold out [emoji848]. Our account shows 180.00 in charges for 3 people? Hoping to get some more information and to remind my husband not to sign up for things unless he knows what it is [emoji849].

 

 

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But it only cost two cents...and paper straw was included!:D

And still alive to remember them. ;)

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$ 3.50

Glad we have the bev package!

Great til they discontinue soda!

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May not be the answer but at least this is a start.

Write or email Celebrity if you have a better idea.

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What is wrong with simply getting a glass of ice water when you're thirsty??? I just don't get it.

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What is wrong with simply getting a glass of ice water when you're thirsty??? I just don't get it.

There's nothing to get. It's called different strokes for different folks.

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Last night at dinner wait staff asked us to sign up for water tasting class for 30.00 per person, and then something about a wine/food pairing class would be comped if you did the water tasting. Of course my husband signed up for it without getting more information, wait staff came back saying water tasting was sold out [emoji848]. Our account shows 180.00 in charges for 3 people? Hoping to get some more information and to remind my husband not to sign up for things unless he knows what it is [emoji849].

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Your joke is actually a brilliant idea. Sit someone down at a table with five glasses of water: tap, spring, filtered, french, and anything else. Bet they couldn't tell them apart.

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This isn’t a joke- my husband will literally sign up for anything [emoji849]I’ll report back on the water tasting.

 

 

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Uhhhhhh, that doesn’t look comfortable to hold or easy to carry in your purse or bag. I hope that doesn’t spread to other ships and cruise lines!

 

 

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I don't buy their % of plastic that gets recycled argument. That may very well be true in general. But onboard, THEY have control over whether plastic gets recycled or not. If they really cared about the environment, they would have been doing a much better job of recycling the plastic water bottles all along. They could fairly easily get to a 90%+ recycling amount with a little bit of effort. If they REALLY cared about the environment, they would not be placing pages and pages of sales propaganda on your mattress every night. Why do I suspect this has more to do with saving $$ than with the environment? (much like the BS notes hotels put out regarding re-using your towels - caring about the environment? I doubt it. Saving money? You bet)

 

I have used these cardboard cartons at other venues and don't like them at all! Can't easily drink from them. At home, I DO use my own tap water. However, when traveling, it is much easier to use water in bottles, particularly if your digestive system (like mine) is very sensitive to using local water, however 'safe'. Whenever I travel, if I don't use bottled water I end up with issues I would not care to describe here. This occurs even when traveling in the US. So I will continue to use 'bottled' water when traveling, even if it has to be in cartons.

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