"I'd hate to see it bottled up".
Good one Daryl! ;-)
OK this has been a fun little thread!
Points we have established.
1.) Ken T. and I both agree that I am pretty lazy when it comes to my water bottle maintenance. ;-)
2.) Roger, Ken, Dena and Jerry do not mind maintaining their water bottles by hand. :-)
3.) Cesar and Rick have both found lighter alternatives.
4.) Erik likes the Powerade bottles but makes his butler gently hand wash his water bottles.:-)
5.) Jon, Mal, Daryl and I all enjoy Doug's sense of humor. ;-)
Original point of the first post.
It was to let the members of this forum know that there is a lighter and better shaped IMHO recyclable and able to be re-purposed plastic "water" bottle possibilty out there for use.
When I mentioned what happened to my "peanut jars" in the dishwasher it was meant to let others know that these particular bottles don't play well in that kind of heat. I don't believe that water bottles have to be washed in the dishwasher, far from it. I stayed two weeks on the AT last year with only a pre-filter, rinse, fill and treat regimen.
FWIW According to the info in the following links the main reason for not reusing #1 plastic bottles is that they are just porous enough to harbor bacteria.
"Number 7 plastic, a hodgepodge of various newer plastics not defined by numbers 1 through 6, often contains BPA. Then again, new plastics purposefully free of BPA might carry the number 7. And other plastics might be hard to recycle (#4 and 5) or porous enough to harbor bacteria (#1)".
"The type of plastic bottle in which water is usually sold is usually a #1, and is only recommended for one time use. Do not refill it".
I hope that these links in some way helps to answer Cesar's question at the end of his post.