My New BPA-free SIGG Bottle: I’m Still Bothered

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The consumer uproar has been eye-opening for SIGG CEO Steve Wasik. He thought going green just meant being good to the earth; he didn’t realize it meant fessing up too. “Being a green company also means being held to the highest degree of corporate transparency,” he wrote in an e-mail. “I fully expect that SIGG will not let consumers down in the future.”

via Eco-Friendly Water Bottles: SIGG Gets Stung by BPA – TIME.

So Halloween marked the last day that SIGG would exchange your BPA-bottle with a non-BPA bottle. A real commitment to honesty would be to not end the exchange program, and especially not on Halloween.

Greenwashing is distasteful, and increasing infuriating. Time is running out to keep my children from living some version of Mad Max when they’re my age. And if the best the corporate world can come up with is “I fully expect” to not let consumers down in the future, then I am right in having virtually no faith in market capitalism to contribute to meaningful dialog and action on climate change.

Oh wait, I didn’t have any faith in them. So, no change there.

Regulation, regulation, regulation!

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Stephen Elliott-Buckley

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Stephen Elliott-Buckley is a husband, father, professor, speaker, consultant, former suburban Vancouver high school English and Social Studies teacher who changed careers because the BC Liberal Party has been working hard to ruin public education. He has various English and Political Science degrees and has been writing political, social and economic editorials since November 2002. Stephen is in Twitter, Miro and iTunes, and the email thing, and at his website,

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