Things that sparkle are just better!
It is easy for me to forgo still bottled water. (I love Portland's water and my handy-dandy Nalgene.)
But oh how I love the sparkling water! It is my weakness!
Sparkling water bottles have been filling our recycling bins rapidly. Nothing quenches my thirst or tops off a cocktail like some sparkling water. This year my husband and I decided to commit ourselves to buying less packaged goods but I couldn't give up the sparkling water!
Then I discovered SodaClub. We got this model and 4 re-usable bottles. (I borrowed this picture from their site.) We use it daily and are keeping 2-3 bottles out of the bin each day. I love it - it takes 30 seconds to make a fabulous, ultra bubbly bottle of water.
Now we are drinking our local water and not filling up our recycling bins with empty cans and bottles.